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

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Chapter ThirteenPrior to Opening Night

Looking Ahead

When everything has been made performance ready, it is time to start thinking about the run of the show. Once the show opens, the artistic integrity of the director, choreographer, and all the designers will be in your hands. As intimidating as this may sound, it will be easy as long as you plan ahead and communicate with each person before they leave. In the days leading up to opening night, plan on meeting one-on-one with each designer and technical director to discuss the protocol for anything that may happen during the run of the show and whose responsibility the notes will be. Make sure to include this in a report so everyone is on the same page.

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