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Funny backstage phrases
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Author:  librarian [ Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Funny backstage phrases

You've heard them, I'm sure. Today I was watching an archive tape that contained, above the music, all the backstage conversation and calls by the stage manager, a video of Giselle. So where Giselle at one point in Act Two is leaned over the side of the stage to drop some flowers to Albrecht, a voice just before had said something to the effect of "Warning on the Tilt-A-Wili!"

Any similar memories?

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Funny backstage phrases

On a parallel path, here is the link to a topic which somehow manages to combine comments about lighting with jokes about viola players and other so-called musicians. Viola players have it hard!;f=8;t=000034

Author:  salzberg [ Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:26 pm ]
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A Swan Lake stage manager was once heard to call, "Cue the duck."

Author:  LMCtech [ Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:49 pm ]
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When on tour with the Opera and performing "Carmen", by the end of the run (60+ performances over 3 months), the stage manager would call the last act to stage by saying, "OK, let's kill this chick."

Author:  BabsLights [ Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Funny backstage phrases

The windmill in Don Q being referred to as the Wheel of Fortune

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