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STAGING | Living the Dream
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All music written and produced by Tony Norriss (c)  2019

  Living the Dream

STAGING

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PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
We will provide a full package to enable you to perform the show. The performance package includes:
  • Directors Manuals
  • Song Manuals
  • Music Manuals (chord charts etc)
  • Musical scores (melody line only)
  • Backing tracks (for backing track songs)
  • Backing tracks (for singers to learn songs)
  • Multi-media video content
Find out more under the RESOURCES page.
PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS
Multi-Media
Multi-media is a key element in the production. Use of multi-media greatly reduces or eliminates the need for props, scenery, and costuming. 
Cast Size
A minimum of eleven is required to perform the show. Extras will be required for the "Arrival at Rockwell scene where a crowd simulation is required. 
Music
Ideally a live  band (4-5 piece inc guitarist, bass, drums etc) is required for all but five songs which use backing tracks (provided). 
Singers
The musical is nearly all sung. So, if you have to choose between a good singer and a good actor, choose the singer and teach them to act. The songs should all be within the range of reasonably capable singers.
Backing Vocals
More is better. But the style of music means a small backing vocal group of 6-10 would be fine. A determining factor will be the amount of room on the stage for a vocal group.
Props/Scenery/Costuming
Minimal props. The main props in the show are items that can easily be obtained. No scenery required. Costuming is quick and simple to enable fast slick transitions. Usually just changing a jacket or the like.
TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Multi-Media
An LED (or similar) screen, or a data projector and screen is required for the multi-media elements of the production.
Microphones
Recommend good quality headset mics to allow freedom for acting.
Stage size
Adaptable to small stages. Though this will have an effect on the cast size.
Green Room
The production can easily be done without a green room due to the slick minimalistic costume changes. 
Technical Crew
The technical crew needs to be able to manage data, sound, and lighting.
Lost and Alone
(see video below)
I was at the pinnacle but now I'm feeling cynical
Life just hasn't turned out as I planned
Now my life's in tatters I've lost everything that matters
When I think about tomorrow all I see is sorrow
No way to turn the clock back to the way things were before
So now I feel such rage, cos it's like I'm in a cage
The exits blocked the gates are locked 
There's no way to escape
You lived like a celebrity, one of the elite
Now you are living on the street
You thought you were free but now you see
That you are a prisoner, A butterfly caught in a web
But somewhere a voice is calling inside your head
You're so lost and alone and a long way from home
You had so many friends but now on your own
When will you decide to swallow your pride
And go back to your father to make things right again
Your tangled thoughts like twisted cords merge into one theme
That you were a fool to walk away
If you could go back there would be nothing you'd lack
But would you be welcome or are your bridges burned?
You'll never know unless you return
You're so lost and alone and a long way from home
You had so many friends but now on your own
When will you decide to swallow your pride
And go back to your father to make things right again
Even the very least at home are better off than me
Maybe I could go back home, I could work for dad for free
I don't why he would take me back, but at least I could try
Cos if I don't do something, I'll wither up and die