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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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10Rehearsals

The writers give birth to the show. The producer becomes the caretaker. As godparents and day-care workers, the artists—the designers, director, and performers—take the show into their care, nurturing and developing it into a mature and highly interesting piece of entertainment. The time set aside to do this is rehearsals. During this period the artists give the show character, color, design, style, personality, and an identity of its own.

The First Day of Rehearsals

This day is often a unique mixture of feelings and experiences for all involved. For the producer, it is the beginning to making a dream and vision come true. It is the culmination of endless planning, licensing, gathering artists, negotiations, emails, text messages, ...

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