In Staging a Musical, Matthew White describes all the elements involved in putting on a musical production, including: how to choose the right show, budgets and schedules, auditions, rehearsals, and performances.
Matthew White has appeared in many musicals and is also a regular guest director at Mountview Theatre School and The Royal Academy of Music.
"This concise volume will be an excellent tool for any general practitioner or amateur wishing to glimpse the process of producing a musical. Recommended for two-year technical program students, beginning professionals and practitioners, and amateurs; especially helpful for community-theater practitioners." -- Choice, Apr 2000
"Using a clear, concise format that includes explanations, diagrams and photographs from professional and university shows, White walks the would-be producer or director through all the steps of a production...If you are interested in putting on a show, this book ought to be on your reference list." -- Dramatics January 2000
"Offers some intelligent insights on dealing with actors; including the impotranc of treating auditioners with respect, invigorating and including the ensemble, working with childrn and encouraging experimentation. Alison Root, Theatre Journal, October, 2001."