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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2006 03:31 pm
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jille

 

Joined: Sun Sep 10th, 2006
Location: Lower Peninsula, Michigan USA
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Hi,

I was stage managing "Annie" and I was infamous for my huge purse that held everything but the kitchen sink in my attempt to be ready for any emergency.  Our dressing rooms were primitive and poorly lit, so a burned out bulb was a big deal.  A stage hand came up to me and said, "Jill, I know this is probably a stretch, but I had to ask, do you have a regular light bulb in your purse?"  I did.

Hmmm, it was funny at the time.  Doesn't sound so much so now.  Most of my best stories come from AFTER the curtain was open, like Miss Hannigan losing her bloomers onstage, or the time we forgot to open the magic windows before flying Peter Pan in...ouch!

We have a tradition in the troupe I'm with now...in the early days we often worked on the set until the curtain rose and had to warn actors where the wet paint was.  Now someone always discreetly adds a dab of wet paint somewhere on the set just before every opening.

Jill E.