I would have a lot of trouble getting excited about doing those things. Although when we did The Importance of Being Earnest this past year, I amused myself during Act II by turning on and off the cloud I was projecting onto the cyc. I would fade it in and out over ten minutes, so that nobody in the audience would realize it unless they thought about it. It was a cheap thrill.The_Guest said:Yeah Toul, I agree with ya. Lights was pretty boring during this show. The only had to do some minor focusing with the lights on the first electric to accomadate that huge eff'n set. During the show all they had to do was control the house lights (flash them), take out the curtain warmers, bring up/down the stage wash, and control the lights that were setup behind the set which were cyc lights which are always there. Haha, they actually prefered to go manual for this show (just throwing submasters up and down) just for to make up for the lack of action they would have received if they programmed the console for cues. You could control lights for this show while blindfolded w/your arms and legs strapped down to a chair, even if your nose was off limits you could still do it. It was a whooping total of 4 submasters (curtain warmers, house, act II lights, and the stage wash). Lights was actually excited when they go to turn off all the worklights back staged at preshow. Even more exciting when they got to turn of the house lights. Haha, I remember the one spare moment of that amazing 2.5 seconds to actually look over at the lighting console. They looked bored out of their minds, they've seen the show a billion times already haha.
There was, in fact, a (mediocre, in my opinion) movie of Noises Off. It's a play about a play. The three acts take place in a (I) rehearsal of the play, (II) on opening night, and (III) at the end of the show's run. However, things never go well with this play. One of the actors is a drunkard, actors have very confusing crushes on each other and on the director, and nobody seems committed to the show. Things go hilariously funny almost immediately; this play is full of awesome physical comedy and is worthy of a peek if it shows up on any stage near you. I would advise you not to see the movie, though, as it just doesn't convey the same kind of humor as a live performance does.Inaki2 said:Could I have seen a movie of this??? Is this about a show that goes really well and go on tour and then tings start getting all freaky?