|Tonight's The Night!
||[Oct. 20th, 2006|11:00 am]
Gale On Stage
I hope she doesn't mind me saying, but shadownyc has posted some wonderful "stage door" etiquette tips in her LJ that really bear reading and committing to "memories." |
(Having organized quite a few meet & greets/in-stores in my salad days, I'd only add that it also pays for Playbill autograph-seekers, should the opportunity arise, to carry two functional Sharpies - a black one if what is being signed is on a light background, and a silver one if one anticipates signing on a black background.)
And, as far as general theater behavior is concerned, please keep in mind the words of Gene Kelly's "Don Lockwood" in Singin' In the Rain: "Dignity, always dignity." ;-)
IIRC, the Laura Pels theater has a stage door in the lobby next to the box office windows that all must pass in order to exit the theater, as opposed to one outside on the street. The theater lobby is tiny, and if there are an appreciable number of people waiting for cast members to emerge, it's possible they may be told to do so outside, so as not to create fire marshal-type issues. I could certainly see the actors feeling claustrophobic in such a situation, so it is really key not to press forward or make them feel boxed-in in any way.
If you are seeing a preview performance and want to share your impressions here, please remember the play is considered a work in progress until the official opening night of November 15th, and discuss it in that light. There will be no official press reviews until that time, but here's hoping that the critics' take on the play will be preceded by much well-deserved favorable "buzz." *crosses fingers*
Enjoy everybody, and I'm sure there will be lots of interesting news to share in a few hours! :)