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opening night, gone wrong...

Discussion in 'Safety' started by soundop, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. soundop

    soundop Active Member

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    OK so tonight was our opening night, for twelfth night, and we also have a live steel drum band in the show, but nothing bad happend with them, any way, we call curtain, and all the actors are late on cues, and i get the wrong fly cue, and since i have to listen to the sm, or else i go aganst my gut and take her cue, then we cut the show by 15 minutes due to missed ines, lost an actor due to sickness (thank god not on our stage), and our sm dosent understand that talking about flying the scrim down after curtain call, once the house is mostly clear is something to talk about, rather then her and her asms call signs, ok also, ay ides on how to clear actors of a leg that keeps hitting the scrim, which has rahjon colth on the top, which in turn gets caught on the batton, so we dont have to black out at intermissinon to fix the **** thing
     
  2. elite1trek

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    Hey...Look on the Bright Side...you got out 15 minutes earlier...:D
     
  3. What Rigger?

    What Rigger? I'm so fly....I Neverland.

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    I have absolutely no idea what that run-on sentence just said, but it sure is amusing. e e cummings would be proud.

    "Just tryin' to have a little fun, folks."-Dean Martin
     
  4. soundop

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    oh yes i left this out as well, the director told the actors that if a crew member asks you to be quite, to stop talking, even if you think youre in a area where the house cant tell you, so me and the other 5 backstage crew members are running around doing intermission fixes, and we hear multiple screams, so i ran back,,and see the actors found the wigs, and were running around in them sceaming, so i ask them poitley to stop, and they quote specificly that it dosent matter its intermission...so two more crew members try, then all five of us go back and talk to them...inculding the asm, heres the response we got, "we dont have to listen to the crew, the sets built, and all the light cues are programed" well the tech director comes down the hall right when the actor says this, he walks by and tells the actors they were being loud, and they listend to him. the director told us that at prehow notes today, the actors are getting a huge ear full from him.
     
  5. Eboy87

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    Grammar and spelling are your friends... :rolleyes:

    Nothing like live theatre ladies and gentlemen. Sometimes you go to see a tragedy and end up seeing a comedy of errors :lol:
     
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    Oh, the irony.
     
  7. Eboy87

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    Care to know the funny thing? Spellcheck didn't catch it.
     
  8. soundop

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    aight, sorry about the spelling and grammar, not the strongest English student, especially with some one who likes nosing into my business, looking over my shoulder, ok so tonight was worse, our set broke twice, once pre show, and once after, then our scrim has erosion colth on the top, which got caught while flying in, and while tied down, still is a fall hazard where the force of me getting it out for the out cue ended up breaking the ties, and the td was expecting this, and it was to be blacked out and fixed at intermission, that didnt happen, cause our td was like oh well fix it tomorow. then a platform leg cracked, so a platform wobbled from the last part of the first, to the end of the show. now to make things even worse, that high school in utah made me nervous of the fact that they are swinging around brand new real machetes on stage, with out proper traning, and two of them rested the blade (sharp part on their shoulder, when it is supposed to be the top dull part)...ok so before i poision this forum with more bad grammer im going to stop.
     
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    Wanna come deal with our "wait staff"?. They do absolutely NOTHING. Not to mention they are arguably the most stuck up ppl in the show. They sit IN THE WAY and do nothing. ...as I post this from the booth...
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    What are these so-called "Wait staff" supposed to be doing?
     
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    Waiting, perhaps? :)
     
  12. TheDonkey

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    lel.

    But seriously?

    Was it like a dinner theater that for some reason the waiters had to be at during rehearsal?
     
  13. cdub260

    cdub260 CBMod CB Mods

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    Well, now that you're starting to get the hang of grammar, maybe you should start working on punctuation.;)
     
  14. soundop

    soundop Active Member

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    hey, one thing at a time, 'tis true though
     
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    lets try walking before running :twisted:
     
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    but in a theater since, if something goes wrong, shouldn't we be running?
     

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