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Creative Show Design
Creative Show Design

Sat, Apr 24



Creative Show Design

Developing a show from ground up, adding sparkle & life to an existing musical or building a show choir, Taras and Lori Nahirniak have been there- involved in numerous roles and forms of show production. Join us college students, educators, directors and any theatre driven colleagues or artists.

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2021, 9:00 AM CDT


About the Event

In whatever way you are involved in entertainment, you may of had dreams or jotted down ideas to plan your own production. Just how to start? What to do with all those creative sparks and build YOUR spectacular show? Or wondering what musical best fits your cast, how to build your show choir or musical program or what will draw in your audience? 

We invite Kids From Wisconsin Producer Taras Nahirniak, who for over 30 summers has been the force in creating the organization's renowned large-scale productions as a Producer,  Chief Orchestrater and Vocal Arranger. Taras has also directed large scale musicals and is a Master Vocal and Instrumental Educator.   His wife, Lori Nahirniak joins this class with her incredible knowledge of 35 years as a Choral Director for Monona Grove High School, Monona Grove,  Wisconsin spending years developing super creative and entertaining shows for her Award winning Show Choirs. Lori is the founder and director of the Madison Area Show Choir summer camp serving Madison are students for 15 years.  Join this dynamic couple and make your dream production come to life! 

Some sample topics:  

  • Creating a memorable show both for the audience and members 
  • How to use transitions to create the perfect flow 
  • How to appeal to all ages groups in your auditence  
  • Striking a healthy balance between performance and competition 
  • Choosing the right music 
  • How to "pace" your show 
  • What to look for in Auditions
  • Costumes, Vocals, Dance....all the elements! 
  • Technical aspects
  • How to build an audience and supporters
  • What musical works for your talent pool


Taras Nahirniak

Lori Nahirniak

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