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Uploaded Forms / Re: !! - Request Forms Here - !!
« Last post by Maribeth on May 26, 2017, 08:43 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for an example of cues written into a score only, not a libretto or a mix of script and score.

Thanks!

Here's one of mine- it is from a blended script/score, but this particular page is just the score.
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Uploaded Forms / Re: !! - Request Forms Here - !!
« Last post by MarcieA on May 26, 2017, 07:15 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for an example of cues written into a score only, not a libretto or a mix of script and score.

Thanks!

Hi,

Here's a link to a sampling from the opera that I called last week (it was too big to attach). Some things to note: I came on the this as a calling SM and really only attended the 3 rehearsals before tech, so there's some rough blocking in there as reference points for myself. Also, it's a little sloppier than I normally like but I only got the cues a few hours (!!!) before the first performance. I also couldn't get my labels to print in the right place, and that I cannot figure out. I called Lights, Sound, Video, Scene Shifts and SL Entrances over headset as there was no ASM. There were no rail cues.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/78zl1wkzymerw02/Lady%20Bird%20Calling%20Score%20Samples.pdf?dl=0
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Uploaded Forms / Re: !! - Request Forms Here - !!
« Last post by ErgoCue on May 26, 2017, 05:29 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for an example of cues written into a score only, not a libretto or a mix of script and score.

Thanks!
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Introductions / Re: Introductory post
« Last post by bex on May 26, 2017, 01:16 pm »
Protip for folks who have access to a 2-sided copier that punches holes:
Put the "regular" 1-sided, un-punched script in the document feeder upside down. Set it to print "2 sided -> 2 sided," and 3-hole punched.
VOILA! You have a script punched with the holes on the "wrong" side.
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Introductions / Re: Introductory post
« Last post by ladynoirr on May 26, 2017, 12:11 pm »
Hello everyone! Long time stage manager, first time posting. My helpful trick that I learned from a fellow stage manager years ago is to punch the holes in my script on the right side of the page and put the pages in my book facing backwards so that I can turn the page to show the script on the left and a blank page on the right for all my notes and cues. This seems obvious to me now, but at the time it was a revelation.

Glad to be here!

That's something that I've read about numerous times but I've never actually put into practice. Hopefully, I'll learn more about how to actually use it from here and during my internship.
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Stage Management: Other / Re: Paging Calls in Opera
« Last post by smejs on May 25, 2017, 11:40 pm »
Principals and a featured role or two would get "This is a places call for Mr./Mrs. Lastname, please." (And often that sentence is repeated if it's not a tight sequence.) At the two minute if needed as mentioned above, it would be "Again, Mr. Lastname to stage right, please." If it's been an incredibly short rehearsal time, the side of the stage might be important for the preliminary call. Chorus gets called as a group if all of them, supers may get called by joint title, like Fighters or Bagpipers, etc. And I've definitely had a "Places call for the Cart Entrance" (which was a huge group of people and they knew what I meant). Preshow I might call something like a Places call for Act One Starters, making sure people knew who was needed.

Meanwhile, since I do musicals as well as opera, I find it so funny that theatre folks will often get annoyed if called to places too early (especially top of show), yet in opera if we don't see someone two minutes before their entrance, they feel rushed.
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Introductions / Re: Hello World, This is me~
« Last post by BayAreaSM on May 25, 2017, 11:30 pm »
Welcome, Holly! There is also a Facebook page Stage Management Jobs in Opera, as well as the Job Postings child board of our Employment board - if you'd like to post your SM jobs there.


Please check out the SM: Other board and see if you can answer some questions for our SMs that are new to the worlds of opera and dance. We'd love to hear from you.
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Stage Management: Other / Re: Paging Calls in Opera
« Last post by BKrynicki on May 25, 2017, 09:21 am »
Same as Joshua S. said. Additionally, I might occasionally call Places please Principals, Chorus and Supers for the [Banquet/Party Scene/Finale...] if I have little time to speak and if that is a term the performers would be familiar with from rehearsals. Keep it simple.
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Stage Management: Other / Re: Paging Calls in Opera
« Last post by Joshua S. on May 24, 2017, 07:18 pm »
For me, its just the performer name and just to the stage, not to the side of the stage (Mr./Ms. Smith to stage please).  For coro/supers, its usually just paging the group to the stage, as choruses in opera tend to follow the same track, or its broken into male/female/childrens coro.  If, for instance, one member (or a small group) of coro or supers appears separately from the rest of the group, I would call them by name.  As an ASM, around the 2 minute to entrance mark, if the performers I need are not present I ask for a re-page, and then as the stage manager, I would probably include the side of the stage in my re-page, and if it were specific coro or supers missing, they would get a page by name if possible.
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Introductions / Hello World, This is me~
« Last post by HollyA on May 24, 2017, 07:00 pm »
Hello Everyone~

My name is Holly Ahlborn.  I have been a Stage Manager of Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Concerts, Special Events,  and Opera.  Currently, I am the Director of Production with the Long Beach Opera.  It is a pleasure to meet you.

I primarily joined this site to seek out likely candidates for Stage Managing positions for LBO's 2018/2019 Seasons.
If you are proficient at reading Music, an LA/LB/OC local with Opera or Musical Theatre experience, I want to hear from you!

Contact me through Long Beach Opera's website.  I am selecting my SM Teams NOW!

Looking forward to hearing from you~
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