I had a first in 20 years of directing high school theater this past weekend. I did the play Arsenic and Old Lace and decided to make up for the simplicity of the acting by going top end with our set. My 25 stage crew members built it for two months giving up 18 - 20 hours of their free time per week. To honor their hard work, I had the following cues written for the show's initial opening: Cue 1 House Lights Cue 2 Pre-show advertisor's power point presentation (took the house to front off and back 50%) Cue 3 Post-presentation BO (where we raised our screen and simultaneously drew the grand drape). Cue 4 On stage specials (which consisted of raising our chandeliers, wall sconces, lamps and table lamps). Both nights... when cue 4 finished raising and the stage became lit (like a living room at a house), the audience not only clapped for my stage crew, they gave them a standing ovation for it. So... to the GV stage crew (you know who you are if you're using this site as I suggest)... excellent job!!! MR. D.