science of sound.
an actor does
Ad Lib : A
shift away from the script
Aisle : A passage through
Backstage: The part of the
stage and theater which is out of the sight of the audience.
Bridge: A walkway, giving
access to technical and service areas above the stage.
Casting: The process of the
director or others choosing the actors for a production.
individual who designs and creates the dance elements and arrangements
for a show.
Company: The cast, crew and
other staff associated with a show.
Cue: The command given to
technical departments to carry out a particular order. Or the signal an
actor uses to begin a line or movement.
drapery which hides the stage from the audience.
Dress Rehearsal: A full
rehearsal, with everything brought together.
Footlights: Lights that are
sometimes recessed into the front edge of the stage, used to stop
shadows made by overhead lighting.
House: The audience or
House Lights: The theater
lighting which is usually faded right before a show.
The musicians providing the musical backing for a show.
The sunken area in front of the stage where the orchestra play during a
Props: Furnishings, set
dressings, and any other item large or small that is not considered
scenery, electrical, or wardrobe.
Spotlight: A light that
shines down on a stage that shines on a group of people or one person.
Stage left/right: the
audience's point of view when looking at a stage.
Stage Manager: In charge of
making sure things get done.
Sound Check: Testing the
sound system before a show and checking each speaker.