The Business of Show

by Adam Cates

'THE BUSINESS OF SHOW: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist' contains vital information for the career-driven performer venturing down the professional path. More than 90 successful actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, artistic directors, producers, agents, and casting directors contribute current insightful facts about working in today’s entertainment industry. A wealth of topics—marketing, networking, type, strategy, auditions, education, where the work is, rejection, contract negotiations, rehearsal protocol, understudies, unions, agents, managers, tax deductions, professional conduct, survival jobs, career longevity, career transition, and much more—are made accessible through humor, real stories, and to-the-point advice. With a fresh and honest focus, THE BUSINESS OF SHOW will prepare you to pursue your dreams of working in “the biz” with passion and, more than ever, a comprehensive understanding of the business side.

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The World According to Snoopy

Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Revised Book by Kaitlin Hopkins, Adam Cates, Larry Grossman

Music by Larry Grossman / Lyrics by Hal Hackady

Lyrics for “Husband Material” by Andrew Lippa

Orchestrations by Greg Bolin

Original book for Snoopy! the Musical by Charles M. Shulz Creative Associates,

Arthur Whitelaw, Warren Lockhart, & Michael L. Grace 

The Peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, and, of course, Snoopy, sing and dance their way through this musical revue offering up wit and commentary about life as only they can. Based on the 1975 off-Broadway musical Snoopy, this new version brings the work up-to-date for contemporary audiences including new songs, new dance & vocal arrangements, new orchestrations, more character development, and timeless sketches, in addition to the great score already beloved across the world. Co-conceived and rewritten by Adam Cates, Larry Grossman & Kaitlin Hopkins, this piece premiered at Texas State University in 2017 prior to regional premieres at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston and Theatre Aspen. The World According to Snoopy is available for worldwide license from CONCORD THEATRICALS.

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