Here is a fundraising book that incorporates the fun and excitement of live theater Readers will learn how others have raised significant sums and created enduring community experiences by producing shows. Step by step, this volume covers everything needed to raise money by putting on a show: securing production rights; choosing material; selecting a venue; managing a budget; scheduling rehearsals; dealing with children onstage; using musicians, building sets; handling stage lights; publicizing a show; working with attorneys, accountants, and agents; and much more. Readers will learn how to save time, save money, and increase profits for their organizations and causes while having a great time. Anecdotes from producers, directors, and participants share the successes, failures, and near misses of those who have been there and a wealth ofresources for show management is provided. Anyone considering live performance as a way of raising money must have this comprehensive guide.