The last show we did I brought in a Hog1K. I've been playing around with the HogOS for awhile on the computer and loved it. Working with the Hog1K was even better. Anyways, the show was a talent show type of thing, lots of flash-n-trash. Also there was not a lot of rehearsal/programming time.
What I ended up doing was creating basic looks for each scene which would be put on its own cuelist. I then split the show up into sections and created one page for each section. Almost every scene had some music/dance in it, so I would always add on a cuelist I made of various color choices and various position/strobe effects. If I really needed to I could also pull up a cuelist on a virtual master or used those handy pallette buttons.
Anyways, the question is how do you normally setup/program shows that are tight on programming/rehearsal time but need to look fairly smooth?