In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- What a tour de force in a theater hardly equipped to carry off this sort of repertory schedule: the stagehands must have a lot of sleepless nights!
- In the dance world, compensation for orchestra musicians and stagehands often takes priority over the budgeted dancers' salaries.
- With the support of the stagehands and actors, who refused to cross the picket lines, the walkout closed down 18 Broadway musicals.
- After the angel appears, they have to hand off its wings to a stagehand and run around to the wings to get onstage for the next dance.
- It's impossible not to come away with a renewed appreciation for these performers' craft, seeing how natural they look, giving no indication of the army of stagehands and machinery working just outside the camera's range.
- College interns and volunteers serve as camera people and stagehands, using the university's studio and equipment.
- At the scheduled start-up time roadies and stagehands were frantically darting about the stage carrying rolls of cable and other light and sound equipment.
- Charlie is hired as a stagehand but naturally gets pressed into service as an actor as well.
- In a half-hour the curtain would rise on Puccini's Tosca, but the stagehands were still putting up the walls of the church of the Sant'Andrea della Valle in Rome, the centrepiece of the first act.
- The agreement ended a four-day walkout by the Great White Way's musicians, supported by actors and stagehands, that had cost millions of dollars.
- Props don't glide in and out on tracks, they're carded on and off in dim light by stagehands and performers.
- Moreover, while the play unfolded, stagehands dressed in black (telling the audience that they were invisible) would add and remove furniture and similar objects.
- In fact, it looked as if the stagehands had gone off to lunch and had forgotten to come back and clean up the stage.
- A classically trained actor, he found his first brush with show business aged 15 as a stagehand at York Theatre Royal.
- Penning his first play at 15, he originally wanted to work as a stagehand before being persuaded to take an A level in drama and going on to study theatre at Manchester University.
- Changing real backdrops requires a lot of stagehands and needs at least a few minutes to be able to achieve it.
- Aged 12, she got a job as a stagehand at a New Hampshire repertory theatre and went on to study acting at the prestigious Julliard drama school.
- We all loved the image of the Carnegie stagehands, who would occasionally appear on stage to place or remove a mic or piece of gear in their perfect suits and ties.
- Sometimes the actors are so busy moving about the props and making sure they don't walk through imaginary walls, it feels more like we're watching stagehands in period garb than actors involved in the drama.
- The amount of camaraderie that the actors and stagehands enjoy and the ‘pleasure we derive from sharing our friendship and moments just cannot be described’.
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