"He got one of the lead roles in his school production of Hairspray. I got a little mixed up and told everyone my son was playing the lead role in Hair. Turns out that Hair is the name of a play with naked people."
sharkprivilege said: for the SM anon: i have a fair amount of experience in stage management and would be happy to answer any questions or give advice or anything, i'm available for contact through this blog :)
Anon - looky here!
Anonymous said: Hey, so I got asked to Stage manage a play. What do I need to know about stage management, what should I prepare in advance before rehearsals start and any tips on it? Thank you!
I’m super sorry that this is probably too late. It’s also not very useful, I’m afraid, as I don’t have any experience as a stage manager. However, there’s lots of stage management and general tech blogs that can answer you. Again, I’m very apologetic about this. I did reblog a post a while back, though, that goes over it briefly, which will be under our stage management tag. I’m greatly sorry that I can’t help you too much!
Ozian Costumes from Wicked - Designed by Susan Hilferty
Stage 1: GROW. NOW. PLS.
You have six months to get your hair waist length, and your hair is not cooperating. You frantically google every single method of speeding up hair growth, and measure it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Just in case.
Stage 2: Novelty
Your hair has got to the stage where it’s slightly longer than usual, and you’re enjoying your enhanced ability to do L’Oreal style flicks with it. Life’s good.
Stage 3: Irritation
Hey, turns out you actually need to tie long hair back, and like, brush it every day. Who knew?
Stage 4: What-do-I-even-do-with-this????
It’s now at the point where your initial love of your new, flowing locks has turned to undying hatred. You have no idea what to do with your hair, and you spend an inordinate amount of time looking for ANYTHING that makes your hair more manageable. You frantically collate pictures of pixie crops and bobs as a strange form of therapy, and just buying a wig is beginning to look pretty tempting.
Stage 5: The End
Hallelujah, war is over. The run comes to an end, you cut your hair back to your usual length, and let out a sigh of relief. It’s the end of an era. Normality resumes…
…until next show.
The Thénardiers — behind the scenes