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COMMUNICATION: Tannoy etiquette?
« on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:35 am »
OK, so I was always taught when paging actors over the tannoy, you call ladies first and in alphabetical order.  

If you then throw children into the mix, where do they go?

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Re: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2010, 12:03 pm »
um, what's a tannoy -

and I have never ever heard of putting folks in order by gender. By when they go onstage, by role size or star status yes, but not by gender or age!

And if it's a group, I call the group name "all kids" or "cabaret ladies" or "(xxx) number" and not by name.





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Re: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2010, 12:14 pm »
Tannoy is a manufacturer of Audio Equipment.  I would assume Anne means Public Address/Paging.
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Re: COMMUNICATION: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2010, 08:05 pm »
'Tannoy' refers to backstage calls in the UK. Eg "Miss Jones, Miss Smith, Mr Thomas, Mr Woods, this is your beginners call". I've always done them in the order the OP mentions. Guess I would put kids first - not really sure. And would it be Miss and Master, or Miss and Mister for kids ?

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Re: COMMUNICATION: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:17 pm »
I was taught to follow the following:

Ladies before Gentlemen, Age after Beauty.

So girls->ladies->boys->gents

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Re: COMMUNICATION: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2010, 08:26 am »
'Tannoy' refers to backstage calls in the UK. Eg "Miss Jones, Miss Smith, Mr Thomas, Mr Woods, this is your beginners call". I've always done them in the order the OP mentions. Guess I would put kids first - not really sure. And would it be Miss and Master, or Miss and Mister for kids ?

Just checked with a SM pal in London.  She said that kids always go after all adults (whether the adults be principals, chorus, supers, whatever), and are referred to as Miss or Master - as long as there are only one or two and they don't keep changing!

Thanks for the advice, gang.

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Re: COMMUNICATION: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2010, 05:10 pm »
Anne, I think your colleague is correct.  That's what I've always heard done, especially in opera.
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Re: COMMUNICATION: Tannoy etiquette?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2010, 08:28 pm »
Could someone explain this etiquette to me? I have never heard of this. Here at WSU we don't really have an etiquette standard. I would LOVE to learn about this.  Thank you in advance.