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PROMPT SCRIPT: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« on: Feb 25, 2014, 11:54 pm »
I was starting to print out some materials for summer stock, and I had a thought.

I'm probably going to put each show in a separate binder, since the shows are consecutive, but I last year, I did rep, and I wanted to see what you all prefer.

If you're doing a rotating rep summer stock, do you place all your material in one large binder? How big are we talking? Or do you separate it?

Also, with a two week turn around, there can't be that many reports and materials. Do you think I could get away with a 2 inch?

I think I'm going to keep everything separate, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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Re: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2014, 02:19 am »
One binder per show.  Make sure you've always got the right one!  Smaller binders makes sense; overlap paperwork (i.e., contact sheets) when you can.
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Re: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #2 on: Feb 26, 2014, 02:11 pm »
Agreed, one binder for each production. Think about the back end: if someone wanted to do a remount, they'd be the one dealing with the huge binder with 2 other shows stuffed in there with it.

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Re: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2014, 09:52 pm »
That's true. And since they're not in rep, why would I want to carry a huge binder of extra shows in August that closed in June.
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Re: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2014, 08:14 am »
That's true. And since they're not in rep, why would I want to carry a huge binder of extra shows in August that closed in June.

Also, depending on your schedule you may have shows in rehearsal and performance on the same day at the same time (or very close to each other).  Better to have a book for each show. 
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Re: PROMPT SCRIPT: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2014, 06:08 pm »
Does anyone do it any other way?
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Re: PROMPT SCRIPT: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2014, 06:38 am »
This question has been covered at least once before, though under the question of summer stock in rep.  The consensus then was also to keep separate binders:

http://smnetwork.org/forum/stage-management-plays-musicals/rehearsalsrunning-2-shows-in-repertoire/msg38119/#msg38119

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Re: PROMPT SCRIPT: Summer Stock Prompt Books
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2014, 12:54 am »
Thanks for finding that. Sorry all for not searching!
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