Opening Night w/ Behind The Scenes

Opening Night w/ Behind The Scenes Bonus CD PC be a theatre playwright director! 






Opening Night + Behind The Scenes Bonus CD

Behind The Scenes Bonus CD

Discover the behind-the-scenes magic of theater. Take a backstage tour - explore the stage and then the scenery, props, and costume shops. Select interviews and hear professioanls talk about their work at the Childrn's Theatre Company of Minneapolis. Open the Theatre Glossary and learn the meaning of more then 120 theater terms.

Opening Night

All right, places everyone! Quiet on the set! Curtain! To the sound of generous applause from an enthusiastic audience, the curtain rises on the opening night of your play. You are the playwright, producer, director, propman, stage manager, dialog coach, and composer of the incidental music. Developed in cooperation with The Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, MN, MECC's Opening Night is designed for grades 3-12 (ages 8-16). In an impressive package, Opening Night provides the would-be playwright/director with 22 categories of scenes, each with several variations; props galore; 48 characters who can not only be placed on the stage, but turned, moved, and cued to go through a variety of actions; 4 types of lighting with multiple effects; a wide range of sound effects; and, a variety of music and musical effects. The characters speak the dialog you write and their voices can be varied in volume, pitch, and speed of delivery. And, of course, you can save your play for a long run at your local computer!

Read the help files carefully first: this is not a simple program, but it is straightforward and once you understand the procedures, it's really pretty easy - and fun! There is a timer and 'recorder' with which you record and synchronize all the actions of your play. The voices are good; as with any type-to-voice software, just remember to spell out phonetically any word that does not seem to be correctly pronounced. The graphics and sound are very good.

In summary, I enthusiastically recommend Opening Night! This is an imaginative use of technology to further interest in the theater.

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