Current producer/director and former Disney film screenwriter Cindy Marcus offers all of her experience to young actors seeking a career or just wanting to land a role in the school play. She has directed a national teenage drama camp known as Showdown for over ten years, inspiring young actors to reach their full potential. The techniques of how to audition, how to approach a role, how to survive the rehearsal process, and more are all explained in detail. But most important to Cindy is self-exploration: knowing who you are. This is done through insights from many famous actors and directors. To fully integrate what is learned, there are theatre games to play in every chapter relating to each aspect of acting technique. Chapters include: Who Are You?, Sense and Sense-ability, Auditioning, You Got the Part!, Cindy's Approach to a Role, Acting from the Outside In, Acting through Song, Acting through Dance, Rehearsals, Performance, and more. An invaluable resource for aspiring young actors.

So fresh and welcoming! What a different kind of guide this book is! Learn everything you need to know about play production for children from a Disney film playwright and parent producer-director. She tells it all in a breezy, fun style from her own personal experiences. It tells teachers and parents how to assist kids in staging a play step by step and week by week. This book travels with adults and children through the exhausting, exhilarating, and magical world of theatre. Within its twelve chapters it tells you how to choose a play or write your own. You will cast, block, design simple sets and costumes, plan rehearsals, recruit parent volunteers, and discover how to create a smash hit. Included are forms and checklists so you don't forget anything. Inspirational trivia, photographs, and do-able instructions all presented with warmth and humour. The book is full of anecdotes to charm and encourage from the start to the closing curtain and the outrageously delightful applause from everyone.

The Baby Boomer's Motivational Guide to Weight Loss is not a “diet” book—no recipes will you find among these pages. It is a guide that will teach you how to ask the right questions.  Filled with usable tips, fun activities, fresh insights, and even a laugh or two (as well as countless references to the times in which we grew up), The  Baby Boomer's Motivational Guide to Weight Loss is just that: