How to Have a Great Show

HOW TO HAVE A GREAT SHOW

 ARRIVE EARLY: If you are “on-time”, you are late.  If you are a minute or 2 early, you are ON-TIME.  If it appears you will not be early/on-time, it is your responsibility to notify your Stage Manager.

SIGN IN:  the sign-in sheet will be located near the Stage Door.

BE A GOOD SCOUT: be prepared!  Make sure you have packed everything you will need for the show.  Make a checklist(s).

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: Know what you are wearing and when you are wearing it.  Make sure you “touch” every piece of your costume before and after every show.  If something is missing, please alert one of your costume staff.

SET YOUR PROPS/COSTUMES: Unless you’ve been told otherwise, it is always your responsibility to “set” your props before the show.  If something is missing, please alert your Prop/Costume Staff

GET YOURSELF READY:  You are responsible for yourself alone.  If you stop to help someone else get ready, you jeopardize your own performance.  After you are ready, you may help others.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR: 

  • Keep personal items contained to your own space/containers in the dressing room(s) and other common areas.
  • Keep excess noise/music/talking to a minimum so actors can hear important last minute announcements and calls such as “15 minutes” and “places”
  • Please exercise modesty. They are called Dressing Rooms people, not Undressing Rooms.
  • Use deodorant
  • Refrain from spraying anything INSIDE the dressing rooms as aerosols can aggravate and trigger Asthma.

BE KIND:

  • To Cast mates
  • To Tech Crew
  • To Staff
  • To Volunteers

DON’T DISAPPEAR:  You should be in one of these 3 places during the show:

  • ON-STAGE
  • OFF-STAGE – ready to make an entrance
  • IN THE DRESSING ROOM

ENJOY YOUR AUDIENCE: Tense Actors make the audience tense.  They want you to succeed even MORE than you want to!  They can be quite forgiving of mistakes as well, so relax and HAVE FUN!