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Watch Backstage as Two ‘Stage Techs’ Make Sure Nothing Goes Right in The Play That Goes Wrong

The smash play’s real stage manager shows what it takes to make it look like everything goes wrong at the Lyceum Theatre.<p><i>The Play That Goes Wrong</i> has …

The Theatre

You want a flamingo? No problem! A rare glimpse inside the RSC's mind-boggling props HQ

Looking for a crocodile? Well, what size are you after? Because the Royal Shakespeare Company has loads, in all shapes, colours and sizes, from tiny to humungous. Jaw agape, I’m wandering round its vast props department in Stratford-upon-Avon. Part Aladdin’s Cave, part Steptoe’s junkyard, the store …

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In the Moment: Interview with Stage Manager Paul D. Michnewicz

One of the questions I often receive from theater-goers surrounds the mystery of what a stage manager does for a live theater production. The stage …

The Heroism of the Stage Manager: Henry IV Part One, RSC at the Barbican

When I was a teenager (more moons ago than I’m now willing to admit) I finagled myself some work experience with the Royal Shakespeare Company during …

Natalie Braid: The limitations of keeping secrets

Natalie Braid: When it's not ok to keep the secrets<p>Blog | 16 Nov 2017<p><i>In her debut piece, our new blogger</i> <i>Natalie Braid (pictured below)</i><i>, a stage</i> …

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Overlooked Characteristics Of Great Stage Managers

Acrobatic Demo Reels - What Does Casting Want To See?<p>Many aspiring performers spend hours preparing a show reel for auditions with introduction …

Broadway Stage Managers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!

It is 7:04pm on a Thursday. To the average audience member of THE COLOR PURPLE, the most important person waiting backstage is one of the …

Management

How I Work: James Ogden II, Company Stage Manager for Charlotte Ballet

<i>(Note: Our How I Work series is brought to you by AccruePartners – building people, companies and careers by being at the forefront of the staffing</i> …

‘Phantom of the Opera’: A work of heart

It’s not just another gig for Jovon Shuck. Rather, theater is his first love.<p>“I had a ‘Phantom of the Opera’ beach towel stapled to my ceiling when I …

Arts In Polk: Stage manager is part cheerleader, drill instructor

One of the many perks of being a writer is doing research, or what I consider the gift of going behind the scenes to see how everything works. I’ve …

Quit your job, become a... stage manager

Erin McCulloch, 30, freelance assistant stage manager<p>What does a stage manager do?<p>‘Set up rehearsal rooms and work quite closely with the set …

Sunday spotlight: Poised and calm, stage manager braces for drama at opera

In the last 20 seconds of a performance of Jacques Offenbach’s the <i>The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein</i> at The Santa Fe Opera, a 20-foot cake was meant to …

REVEALED: Behind the scenes at Octagon's groundbreaking Singin' in the Rain production

AUDIENCES had better prepare themselves for a soaking when visiting the Octagon this month.<p>The Bolton theatre is making a splash in more ways than …

All aboard Aladdin's magic carpet for a show-stopping look behind the musical

Stage managing is about watching everything all at once, Edwards says. And so I watch Ainsley Melham (Aladdin) and Arielle Jacobs (Princess Jasmine) …

A Letter of Gratitude to Stage Managers

Training: How to forge a career in stage management

The stage management team plays a vital role in the rehearsal and run of a production, but when those working backstage do their job well, their work …

Ali Wade: Five tips for starting out in stage management | Advice

Ali Wade has stage managed for more than 20 years in a wide range of live entertainment. Her work in theatre has been diverse and extensive with …

Eurovision Fun Facts Of The 2016 Technical Production

The hidden tech behind Broadway's 'Aladdin'

The Broadway version of Disney's Aladdin has almost as many special effects as you'd find in a major Hollywood movie. Here's how the show's creators pull off the magic in real-time.<p>Disney and magic go hand in hand, but observing some of the effects seen onstage throughout Disney's more than 20 …

Backstage: Taking Billy Elliot on the road | Features

As if putting on a big-budget musical isn’t tense enough, the prospect of touring a large-scale hit musical to 10 major regional venues is off the …

Hiring a stage manager? What employers must know | Advice

<b>Preparation, contract wording, expectations… Andy Rowley highlights key points in the SMA guidelines for producers.</b><p>• Stage managers will cue shows …

Backstage: Why stage managers need to draw the line | Features

When did you last see a sound technician operating sound-effects cues on a show?<p>This question, posed by Stage Management Association executive …

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A backstage view of Hollywood’s ‘moving puzzle’: the Academy Awards

Counting down to the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, anticipation is building for the words “… and the Oscar goes to.” But before the red carpet is …

The Road to 2666: Taking the Stage for Tech

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The Ins and Outs of Disney Theatrical Productions

Clifford Schwartz has one job title, but quite a few different jobs. As the production supervisor for Disney Theatrical Group, he works on a …