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re: Dealing with all those children and their parents
Last Edit: Chromolume 02:28 pm EDT 08/21/21
Posted by: Chromolume 02:25 pm EDT 08/21/21
In reply to: Dealing with all those children and their parents - Leon_W 11:35 am EDT 08/21/21

having so many children and their parents to deal with would drive anyone crazy.

So needlessly judgmental. I've done a lot of theatre with kids (and their parents) and if you truly enjoy working with them - and there are many of us that do - I think it can be fantastic. Yes, it takes some effort to keep many kids focused, and some extra staff to help backstage (the official word seems to be "wranglers," which I hate), but that's far from "driving anyone crazy." I really hope you don't hate kids.

Regarding Oliver - I seem to think this subject has been brought up before, concerning a Broadway mounting of the Mackintosh revisal, and there were snags with the number of kids needed and current child labor laws, etc. I'm sure there are others here who know more about that. Annie only requires 7 girls (plus, assumedly, a swing and an Annie standby?) - Oliver could require more children (also depending on whether the workhouse boys and Fagin's gang are not the same performers - I've seen/done the show done both that way or with doublings.). In any case, it seems the costs were too much to consider.
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