Chapter 16

The Performance

INTRODUCTION

This chapter examines the typical sequence of events that surround the performance, beginning with preshow checks, followed by a preset of the technical elements involved in the production. After the final preshow checks, the performance begins. At the conclusion of the first act, several changes may occur during the intermission.

After the conclusion of the performance, meetings may occur to exchange and discuss observations made during the show. Generally, these observations are collectively referred to as “notes.” The number and severity of the notes often then determine how many changes and how much work needs to be accomplished before the next performance.

Typically, one performance is declared “opening ...

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