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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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 Technical director Vinny Polowy and assistant director/stage manager Jenny Walker also have tricks up their sleeves. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "'The Little Mermaid' swims into Mayfield High School auditorium for shows April 13-22," 10 Apr. 2018 Staged on a simplistic set designed by stage manager Kelli Jones and others, the story begins during winter at an audition, as artistic director Gordon Page (played by Rob Allen) stumbles in the dark trying to turn on the power. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "Laurel Mill Playhouse presents 'Laughing Stock'," 6 July 2018 Others in the cast are: Troy Martin, Rochell Faircloth, Jeff Merriman, Sam Rubbico, Jeff Dorman, Trey Morgan Lewis and Dr. Kimberly Roberts, who also serves as the stage manager. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Teen had to choose: Disney trip or key role in ‘Mockingbird’ production," 15 June 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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