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Hey y'all-

Anyone got Hedwig? I'd love a word doc, but a quality PDF would work too :)

Thanks a bundle!
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Introductions / Re: Nice to meet you all
« Last post by Maribeth on Today at 01:04 pm »
Hi and welcome!
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Denver, Co
« Last post by Maribeth on Today at 01:04 pm »
Welcome aboard!
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Denver, Co
« Last post by smejs on Today at 12:54 pm »
Hi Kurt,

At some point, we should actually meet up in Denver!

Erin
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Denver, Co
« Last post by loebtmc on Aug 14, 2017, 08:13 pm »
Welcome. Glad to meet you and looking forward to hearing your input/participation on the site!
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Job Postings / Stage Manager for Celebrity Tour
« Last post by millsentertainment on Aug 14, 2017, 05:53 pm »
Mills Entertainment is seeking a Stage Manager for a short-term celebrity driven tour.

Tour Dates: 8/31/17 - 9/20/17

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•   Participate in production meetings and phone conferences prior to the tour dates.
•   Manage tech rehearsal process and maintain proper documentation for run of show.
•   Participate in technical advances, as necessary.
•   Supervise and direct local crew, in conjunction with the touring crew, for all load-ins, shows, and load-outs.
•   Lead the trailer dump at top of load-in.
•   Oversee the hang of all show drapes, in conjunction with Lighting and Video for placement.
•   Manage daily crew and show call times, sound checks, performances, and seating/house holds.
•   Call cues to Audio, Video, and Deck, and operate lighting console during each performance.
•   Lead strike of all show drapes, ensuring they are folded and packed properly.
•   Ensure that all equipment and show supplies are ready for movement post-show.
•   Lead the trailer pack at the end of load-out.
•   Ensure that the team adheres to all safety procedures.
•   Assist other departments when necessary or available.
•   Complete accurate rehearsal and show reports, according to Company standards.
•   Take and implement creative and technical notes, upholding the artistic integrity of the production.
•   Hold notes sessions with the crew to ensure consistency with the show.
•   Participate in production meetings and general tour check-ins while on the road.
•   Report any maintenance or expendable needs to Tour Manager and/or Assistant Tour Manager.
Lead a smooth, successful and enjoyable workplace.

Required Qualifications:
•   Touring experience is a must, at least 2 years preferably
•   Experience calling a show is a must.
•   Must have experience working in Union houses, under Union rules
•   Ability to work in a fast paced environment
•   Must be self-motivated and have strong leadership skills
•   Must be able to solve problems as and when they may arise
•   Strong organizational and adaptability skills
•   Positive attitude and the ability to remain effective under pressure
•   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an outgoing, positive dynamic personality to engage partners and team members
•   Must be willing to submit to a background check
•   Able to work varied hours and commit 100% of time for regional travel and work on the road for the entire tour
•   Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills
•   Higher consideration will be given to candidates who have worked with celebrity or high-profile talent in the past
•   Lighting experience is a plus

Competitive weekly rates. Per-diem, housing and flights are provided for during technical rehearsals and performances.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to crewjobs@millsentertainment.com – Referencing Req. # SM080817 in subject line.

Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to reply to all submissions.
No phone calls or office visits, please.

Mills Entertainment is the industry leader in branded live entertainment. We collaborate with top artists and content partners to produce and promote engagements at theaters, arenas, casinos, and colleges throughout the United States and internationally.

The work we do is exciting, challenging, and enjoyable. We are seeking applicants with a passion for live entertainment and a desire to join the industry’s leading team.
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Another one that would suggest KY jelly as well. You don't need to use a ton of it either.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Denver, Co
« Last post by Pappa Dolla on Aug 14, 2017, 08:48 am »
You work in one of the places I want to visit when I make it to the US! It looks great, and I've always had a weird affinity to Denver for some reason*






*Probably watching Mork and Mindy as a kid...
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Introductions / Nice to meet you all
« Last post by Pappa Dolla on Aug 14, 2017, 08:42 am »
Hi everyone!

I'm a new SM, just graduated college last Sept, and currently switch from PM/SM/Construction crew jobs.

Currently working on my first dance show as a professional, with absolutely no background/experience in dance!

I'm sure I'll be nosing around and looking for bits of advice after a while :D

I'm also developing a new tool for SM's, which I think will be quite popular. I'll be keeping you in the dark about it for now ;) BUT, I'll be chatting to the admin about it and maybe getting some feedback.

Thanks everyone!
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Denver, Co
« Last post by KMC on Aug 14, 2017, 08:07 am »
Welcome, Kurt.  I've heard great things about DCPA!  I'm sure your perspective will be appreciated here and I hope you find the site a valuable resource.
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