The life of the Stage Manager in touring theatre is one of excitement, adventure, and constant change. It can be challenging, but it’s also a rewarding experience that gives you a front-row seat to everything that goes into putting on a live performance. In this article, we’ll look at some of the key aspects of touring theatre and how they impact your job as a stage manager.
Touring theatre is a unique environment that has its own set of challenges and rewards. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of live performance, from building sets, focusing lights, and tuning sound systems to managing budgets, all while on the road with your cast and crew. You’ll be traveling from city to city (and country to country) throughout your tour, which means you have to be prepared for anything! Your schedule may change at any moment if there’s an emergency back home or if there are other issues with transportation or weather patterns along the way. Being flexible is one thing, but knowing your stuff is another: touring requires an immense amount of preparation work before even leaving town! Once everything goes smoothly–and sometimes even when it doesn’t–you get rewarded with amazing moments on stage, where everyone in attendance can feel their hearts beating together as one unit; these moments make all those hours of prep and worry about whether...
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