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Stage Management Basics by Katy McGlaughlin, Jonathan Allender-Zivic, Emily Roth

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Chapter NinePublicity

Program Information

It may be the stage manager’s responsibility to compile information about the show that will be included in the printed programs. Many times, a form exists that only needs to be filled in. However, if no form exists, the form located in the appendix is a good starting point. Typical information that must be provided includes cast, crew, and designer lists, biographies (bios), headshots, time/place of the play, director’s notes, length of the performance and the intermission (if there is one), special thanks, and warnings for special effects used in the production (such as fog/haze, strobe lights, smoking, strong language, etc.). For musicals, often a list of musical numbers is also requested. For information ...

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