The Complete Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater. Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They" ll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more. * Written in a clear, direct, and jargon-free style * Features 45 lively anecdotes from the author" s own experience working in virtually every backstage capacity During the past 25 years, John Kaluta has served as a technical director, museum artist, carpenter, lighting and set designer, and even a rock tour roadie. A public high school teacher, he lives in Beltsville, MD.