Whether you are putting on a high school production or a cabaret show for an audience, it’s obvious you want to make it a great experience for everyone. While there’s not a step by step guide for producing good shows, there are still a few tips that you need to understand to make sure your chances of a good show are high!
First, consider a director. While most New York city cabaret shows are driven by a theme and the different actors bringing what they do to life, sometimes you need another set of eyes to make sure everything can run smoothly. If you’ve put together an awesome show in your head, then it can sometimes be hard to be objective. Especially if there are several parts meshing together.
Having a director who is able to pull you aside and tell you the changes you need to make can be hard. If you give the director your full attention then you can both put together a better show. They can help actors find material, get into their roles and characters, and provide needed feedback and advice.
You also need to have some sort of a plan when it comes to creating your cabaret. Cabarets are fun and create an energy that brings the audience into the act, and you need to harness that. If you tell your idea to a group of people and they aren’t all champing at the bit to see it, then it needs work. Go to as many shows as you can, and while you enjoy yourself, take the time to look for patterns.
While cabarets don’t typically have rules, they do have things that work for them, and a few strands in common. So take notes and figure out how to adapt it all for your work.