An intriguing look into the world of amateur theater and the people who make it happen, from one director’s point of view.
“More Fog, Please”: 31 Years Directing Community and High School Musicals is exactly that, memories of over thirty of the eighty musical theater shows Susan Moore Jordan directed from 1984 to 2015. “There’s no question where the buck stops in a theater production,” Jordan says, but she adds, “There are many people mentioned in these pages, because none of these shows could have happened without them.”
First released as a paperback in 2015, the book was a best-seller in Amazon’s Theater Direction and Production category for a number of weeks. The author has provided timely updates for some sections in this new e-book edition, and the photographs are still there, this time in vivid color.
Each chapter begins with the “Director’s Note” that appeared in the printed program for the show. Jordan informally discusses the productions as she highlights the events – some exciting, some stressful, some humorous, some anxious, some frightening, some sad – that confirm the old saying “the show must go on.” Woven throughout the book are “adventures” with stage fog, which the author loved to use.
“This book deserves to be read by all those interested in how theatre becomes the art form we all know and love.” — Amazon reader review
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