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

Examples of stage manager in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One stage manager launched Stagedoor Candle Company, a line of fragrance products inspired by Broadway musicals. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Bread and Cameos — a year without income from Broadway stage," 12 Mar. 2021 Stanley Cohen, longtime stage manager at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, said Stefanki was widely loved in the theater community. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Remembering San Diegans who passed in 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 The group behind the scenes was a huge part of making the show happen, with Abeisha Jevavijithan as stage manager, Sam Smith as technical director and the post-production chief, Brendan Bilo. Melissa Whatley,, "‘Horrors’: Dulaney High’s musical production will be streamed," 15 Mar. 2021 Beyond the bold attack of Lawrence’s Miranda, Yvette Cason breathes prickly life into stage manager Sherry Grosse, who takes a stern, grandmotherly interest in Jerome. Los Angeles Times, "Review: In ‘The Gaze ... No Homo,’ a Black and queer actor navigates the white theater world," 6 Mar. 2021 Our stage manager, Heather Olcott, had our director, Anna Glass, on the phone. Washington Post, "27 entertainers on the disbelief and despair that took over when covid-19 shut down their world," 10 Mar. 2021 For 45 years, Magnuson served as the stage manager at the nation's largest dinner theater, calling shows in all four stages in the complex. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "Susan Magnuson, who called shows at Chanhassen Theatres for 45 years, dies at 70," 8 Feb. 2021 The firm's owners, Justin Caporale and Tim Unes, served as rally production manager and stage manager, respectively. Bill Allison Bloomberg News, Star Tribune, "Trump campaign paid organizers of pre-riot rally $2.7 million," 22 Jan. 2021 The stage manager is also a husband to his wife, Jess, and a father to their baby daughter named Rowan. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Wes From Netflix's 'Nailed It!'? The Unexpected Way Nicole Byer Made Him Famous," 12 Dec. 2020

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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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