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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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3The SM’s Chain-of-Command List

The operative word in the title of this chapter is SM’s. The chain-of-command list presented in this chapter is strictly for the SM’s use. It is a reference from which the SM can create his own chain-of-command list for the show or production company with which he or she is working.

The list presented here is more informational than practical. It is complete to a fault, which means that every position that could be listed is listed. What makes this list even greater is that it includes departments and department heads that would be with a musical, and even more, included are specialty categories such as pyrotechnics, animals, firearms, magic, even stunt people. In your experience as an SM, you may never work for ...

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