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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Baritone Ambrogio Maestri was immensely touching as Michonnet, the old stage manager who hopelessly loves Adriana and tries to protect her, and his textual clarity in the conversational passages was exemplary. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ Review: More Than a Diva Showcase," 3 Jan. 2019 Rather than having the entire piece run on a timed loop, some individual scenes and transitions are triggered by an on-site stage manager, while others are activated by the way the participant handles certain props. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Chained mixes virtual reality and live actors to tell a dark Christmas tale," 5 Dec. 2018 From here, the stage manager calls and can monitor the progress of light and sound cues. David Lyman,, "Behind the curtain: Cincinnati Opera's back at Music Hall with a more functional backstage," 7 June 2018 Suzanne Crocker was the stage manager for the premiere in Montreal and now serves as the director for the performances in Cincinnati. Madeline Mitchell,, "Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' was turned into an opera and it's making its American debut in Cincinnati," 13 July 2018 Also seeking an assistant stage manager for this production. Paid position. Mark Rapp,, "Cleveland theater's auditions for April 20 and Beyond: Chagrin Valley Little Theater's "Sister Act" & More," 20 Apr. 2018 Heather Case was the assistant director and stage manager. Elizabeth Moore,, "North Shore Notables: Project Love benefit helps mother battling cancer," 13 May 2018 The streaming arrangement is supported by the Roy Cockrum Foundation, which was created in 2015 by a former monk (and onetime actor and stage manager) with proceeds from a $153 million Powerball jackpot. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Stage Version of Bolaño’s ‘2666’ to Stream Free Online," 26 Apr. 2018 More than 600 tickets were sold, said Jenifer Raub, a concert organizer, stage manager at the amphitheater, and Parkinson’s patient. Bradley J. Fikes,, "10,000 Maniacs delivers the classics at concert for Parkinson's disease research," 7 May 2018

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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

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