Hi, I did a show last week that had a lot of dead time, and the director blamed "technical problems", which means me, basically. I called the cues for the lights and ran the sound, which can definitely lead to being late and missing things. There was no stage manager. Or maybe the director was the stage manager? But I don't think it was me. I think it was because the show was props heavy, with four different backdrops, and 17 people sharing 10 mics, and getting miced up by people not completely familiar with mics. There were two props people for each side of the stage, one for backdrops, and two on mics. FOH there was me and the lighting tech. And no tech week. Just three rehearsals with props and CDs, one rehearsal with mics, lights, and backdrops. And none of the rehearsals were run straight through with no stops. So what is a normal amount of people to have on the crew for a show like this? And how much dead time between scenes is considered "okay", and how much is too long? Thanks, everyone.