My first gig as a Company Manager was the 1st National Tour of Jekyll & Hyde in 1999. I was a rookie, and I made a lot of mistakes.
The biggest mistake I made was not answering questions before someone asked.
I would get asked about housing in an upcoming city, opening night tickets, and much more.
And often, I got frustrated and thought, “I’m so busy trying to get us to the next city. I’ll get those answers to everyone when I have them!”
Then I realized something . . . if these questions were coming up over and over, then they were important to my company. And it was my job to get them answers, even if I didn’t think they needed them!
Because if I wasn’t providing the proper information to my company then I wasn’t doing the best job. (Company Managers, Producers, Directors, and leaders of all types need to “read the minds” of the people they lead.)
After getting some great feedback from a mentor, I established a principle:
If I received the same question 2x then I had to provide the answer immediately . . . because if I got the same question 3x, I failed.
Well, I’ve gotten about 300 questions about Broadway shows, Off Broadway shows, high school shows, community theater shows, and ALL types of shows going virtual in the past 3 months. And with greater frequency in the last 3 weeks!
That means I haven’t provided you with enough answers.
So, I failed you. I started this blog to help with issues like this, so I fall on my sword and say only this . .
I’m going to get you the answers now. Whether I have them or not, or if I have to go to some more experts to help.
But here’s where you can help. I want to make sure I answer your TOP questions about streaming, going virtual, online readings, on demand, virtual concerts, and more. Are your questions technical, artistic, how to charge money . . . what?
If you are even thinking about going virtual with a show of yours or curious about how it’s done and have questions . . . click here to answer this ONE question survey about your biggest question.
Give me these 10 seconds, and I promise to give you a @#$% ton of information.
Click here to take the survey and get the answers you want.