stage manager


Definition of stage manager

: one who supervises the physical aspects of a stage production, assists the director during rehearsals, and is in charge of the stage during a performance

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The festival is fronted by sound engineer and stage manager Eric (Kwame) Wells and his partner, filmmaker Letia Solomon. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "2 Detroit events this weekend put minority filmmakers in the spotlight," 14 Aug. 2019 The show opened on Broadway in 1950, with Prince as assistant stage manager. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hal Prince, King of the Broadway Musical, Dies at 91," 31 July 2019 Abbott wanted a stage manager to go with him to get the show back on track. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hal Prince, King of the Broadway Musical, Dies at 91," 31 July 2019 The staff has grown, too, including a full-time professional stage manager, a resident costume designer and resident director — Southworth’s position. Matthew J. Palm,, "Heart attack can’t stop musical at Athens Theatre, where for 10 years the show has gone on," 25 July 2019 The stage manager put on the house lights and sent the cast, crew, and audience home. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "25 Great Moon Landing Stories from Popular Mechanics Readers," 20 July 2019 Among them, 41 stage managers and 700 volunteers, including 70 MAC makeup artists. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "'Broadway Bares' Raises a Record $2 Million With 'Freeing, Satisfying & Thrilling' 2019 Burlesque Benefit," 19 June 2019 Helping to make that happen is a stage manager's booth that can be moved anywhere around the room. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A new theater in Broad Ripple is now open, and its first show will be in September," 26 June 2019 Show creators were impressed by the local talent of professional actors, directors, musicians and stage managers. Matthew J. Palm,, "Florida Festival of New Musicals is a hit for Winter Park Playhouse," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of stage manager

1805, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stage manager

: a person who is in charge of the stage, scenery, lighting, etc., for a performance in a theater

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