November 25, 2009

Putting on Plays – Serious Business

I call this: On the Road Again,theatre — Posted by KP @ 10:25 pm

You know in the climactic scene in 42nd Street (which incidentally happens at least 40 minutes before the end of the show), when Julian Marsh begs Peggy Sawyer to do his show, and finally she declares “I’ll do it!” and a giant production number breaks out…?

Well the part they don’t musicalize is Peggy spending the next hour filling out all the paperwork to make the “I’ll do it!” official.

If they did, it would have a lot of choruses of Peggy repeatedly writing her name, address, and social security number.

But the good news is that aside from my hand being about to fall off, and having nearly succumbed to death by boredom, I am now officially the PSM for The Acting Company’s 2010 tour.


  1. WOW. Thats all I have to say. haha Thats ALLOTTAA paper work…It’s pictures like those that make me happy I decided not to be a stage manager…although sometimes I wish I did so I could go on cool tours like you get to do!

    Hope all goes well on the tour! I’m sure you’ll be keepin’ us posted! Can’t wait!



    Comment by WoodworkerPlus — November 25, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

  2. Well actually, the actors would have the same amount of paperwork. This is just what’s required when you get hired.


    Comment by KP — November 26, 2009 @ 2:14 am

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