stage manager

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Other production staff members include Diane Frendak and Sharon Joyce (co-producers), Katie Atkinson and Jill Kenderes (costumers) and Whitney Cline-Chockreff (stage manager). Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "BBHHS student wins at juried high school art show: Talk of the Towns," 20 Feb. 2020 The production team includes: LaVisa Williams, costume design; Michelle E. Benda, lighting design; Timothy McNulty, sound design; Richie Vavrina, production manager; Louis Lothan, master electrician and Shawn Galligan, stage manager. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, "Booked it! Chicago theater casting announcements for Dec. 12," 12 Dec. 2019 Please don’t forget stage manager Jill Lewis from Dallas, who hands promo cards to Menefee and keeps everybody on time. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "The XFL is giving fans in-game access like never before. And that all starts in the TV truck.," 8 Mar. 2020 Despite stage managers visibility trying to move the show along, Chappelle happily stood in their way. Rob Ledonne, Billboard, "The Roots Annual Grammy Jam Thrived Until 3 A.M. Thanks to Dave Chappelle Jokes and Multi-Genre Meld," 26 Jan. 2020 Joining Seymore-Sensat on the iStage production team are music directors Benjamin Luss and Relana Gerami-Luss and stage manager Courtney Sackett. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Sugar Land theater to premiere musical," 3 Sep. 2019 Ultimately, the pool of people who had to be reclassified was shrunk to actors, stage managers and technical workers. Joshua Kosman, SFChronicle.com, "Musicians and actors invented the gig. A new law threatens their way of working," 22 Dec. 2019 Cage The Elephant was so raucous at its early shows Brad Shultz once told the Journal Sentinel a Summerfest stage manager banished them — twice. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From Chance The Rapper to Cage The Elephant, here are 10 top winter concerts in Milwaukee," 15 Dec. 2018 Particularly fun are Bianca Horn as the stage manager who goes from reluctant performer to spotlight-grabbing diva and Chris Lanceley, who maintains a brave face as the fictitious show’s director and star, the unflappable Inspector Carter. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Play That Goes Wrong’ gets its comedy right | Review," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of stage manager

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Stage manager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stage%20manager. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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stage manager

noun

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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