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« on: Mar 31, 2005, 01:02 am »
So what is it like to SM for broadway?

I mean what is the difference between a humdrum stage manager and someone on broadway?

It seems like I've heard a lot on this site about regional theater..what IS regional theater? Whats the difference between that and industrial/broadway/international?

what's THE place to stage manage? That If you get there you know you're REALLY good.

What do stage managers aspire to? The perfect show? The perfectly called cue? The perfect theatre?

At what point do you get somewhere and say you are there? Is there even any huge goals like that for stage managers?
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2005, 12:34 pm »
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I mean what is the difference between a humdrum stage manager and someone on broadway?


Careful of that one!  :wink:  There are lots of good SMs out there that have never had an interest in SMing on Broadway.

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what's THE place to stage manage? That If you get there you know you're REALLY good.


For me, THE place to stage manage is the place that pays you want you want to get, while working with people you want to work with in the city that you want to live.  

I think of it more in personal terms.  Having a goal of what you want to do, and getting there.  When I left college, I my goal was to tour.  I am touring, and that is making me happy because I had made my goal.  The next step for me?  Maybe finding a good theatre to work for at home.

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What do stage managers aspire to? The perfect show? The perfectly called cue? The perfect theatre?


Scoot said it for me.  I aspire to the fact that I am making my living doing something that I love, and not sitting behind a desk in some mindless corporate job.

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At what point do you get somewhere and say you are there? Is there even any huge goals like that for stage managers?
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I'd say when you are happy.  For me, I have never in my life wanted to live in NYC, or anywhere on the east coast.  There is a glamor to saying that 'you've worked on broadway' - but for me that doesn't make up for the fact that its a very, very large, expensive, and crowded city to live in.  Doesn't appeal to me.

Personally, I admire the folks who've got such good reputations in a particular city that they hardly need to send resumes anymore, they're just called with job offers.  To me, when you're never lacking for work becuase you're wanted by so many folks, that's being good.

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2005, 11:11 am »
Sorry. I'll try not to be so stereotypical. I didn't really mean it to come off that negative, and I'm sorry that it did...it if offended anyone I'm sorry!

Thank you guys! Your answers really make a lot of sense, and like the rest of stage managing its seems its a lot more personal joy/fulfillment, than "famous places" (to work at.)Thank you for responding...and you guys rock. I hope I can be as good as you guys someday.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2005, 02:58 pm »
Excuse my poor French Spelling ability

While I would love to work on a Broadway show (HEY ANYONE LOOKING FOR HELP OUT THERE HINT HINT), It is not the end all be all for my career.

There are moments in everyshow that we do, were everything just comes together,  that there is no line between script, actor, intention, cueing.

it all just comes together and makes a moment

those are what I strive for in my work,  when a person just is moved by the show, and doesn't realize why, and on how many different levels they are being reach on.

It is a collabrative art after all.

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