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Ragtime-Tea Time-Story Time

Ragtime-Tea Time-Story Time

This past Sunday, joined by other members of the Ragtime Marketing Team, I sat at the Washington Duke Inn sipping on some tea and discussing our favorite and least favorite aspects of our time spent promoting Ragtime. As the table discussed the difficulties and triumphs we had while promoting the show, I found myself wondering […]

Wrapping It All Up

Wrapping It All Up

It didn’t quite hit me that it was all over until I was watching the set being taken down after the final performance. Years of planning, researching, and designing, and months of practice and publicity went into this production yet it was over in two weekends—two highly successful weekends, might I add. In the midst […]

Proud to Promote

Proud to Promote

Upon returning from Spring Break, a sense of urgency had overtaken the Marketing Team for Ragtime.  Not only was our time now limited in terms of promoting the show, but also the hype around the show was starting to pick up and put us all into overdrive.  However, it wasn’t until I went to see […]

The Final Stretch

The Final Stretch

Crunch time. With opening night less than a week away I can feel the pressure to make sure the show runs smoothly. Being behind the scenes gives me a pressure that is different from the pressures the cast must feel. I don’t have to worry about memorizing lines or learning songs and dances. The pressure […]

Looking beyond the music

Looking beyond the music

Sell the show. Make people want to go. As one of the PR/Marketing directors that’s my job in a nutshell. Initially I thought, “Well, how hard can that be?” Turns out, it’s much harder than you think—especially when much of your target audience is a campus full of busy Duke students. Realizing the difficulties in […]

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

The world of marketing/PR is completely new to me. And even though I’ve always enjoyed watching musicals, movies, and other theatrical productions, I had little experience with what kind of work goes into producing these shows–until now. Stepping into class the first two days pushed me into a loud classroom full of fellow Duke students […]

19 Months In…

19 Months In…

The first read-through was an incredibly powerful experience for me.  I had my first meeting with Prof. Beckwith in the Theater Studies department about the possibility of a Theater Studies – Hoof ‘n’ Horn collaboration 19 months ago, on April 27, 2010.  That was over a year and a half ago, and it was a […]

Ragtime Marketing and PR!

Ragtime Marketing and PR!

The time to blast those social networking sites and listservs is fast approaching!  The Marketing and PR team has been hard at work brainstorming ideas about how to make Ragtime stand out on Duke’s campus.  Student involvement is key, so if you or someone you know has an interesting or “out-of-the-box” idea concerning Ragtime promotional […]