While not quite as portrayed in the role of Nathan Lane in “The Producers”, the producer is the manager of the production. The producer manages the budget, schedules the rehearsals, and coordinates all crew members.
The SM in rehearsal prompts the actors, provides blocking notes and coordinates set changes. During the production run, the stage manager coordinates the running of the show and calls the lighting and sound cues and set changes.
Assistant Stage Manager – ASM
The ASM assists the stage manager and is in charge of backstage organization, such as props’ costumes, and set changes.
The props manager obtains all necessary props – these are objects which the actors handle onstage such as glasses, letters, books, etc. After the run they are responsible for ensuring that all borrowed props are returned promptly when the production is over.
The costume designer designs and coordinates the costumes. The costumer will ensure that all borrowed costumes are returned when the production is over.
Based on the direction provided in the script and in collaboration with the director and producer, this person designs the set.
This person organizes the furniture and wall hangings and other items needed for the set after construction is complete.
The sound designer assembles all of the sound cues including show music, in Qlab.
The operator runs the cues using Qlab software from the control booth at the rear of the theatre. The sound operator must be available to operate the sound cues for all rehearsals and performances.
In collaboration with the director, the lighting designer creates the lighting for the show based on the theatre house hang and with the additional use of specials and stage practicals.
The operator runs the lighting for the show using the ETC Ion control board. The operator must be available for all rehearsals and performances.