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do you hold curtain?

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Topic: do you hold curtain?
Posted By: satur91
Subject: do you hold curtain?
Date Posted: 5/19/10 at 11:16pm
would love to hear your comments...
trying to settle a dispute concerning policy.
thanks for your input

Posted By: huntermf
Date Posted: 5/31/10 at 9:11pm
We will hold a curtain for no more than five minutes for any of the productions we do in a small theatre.  For our large summer musical, we've had to hold as long as fifteen minutes and still had audience members coming in (obviously the show was a hit!).  The orchestra had to begin due to time requirements in their contracts.

Posted By: John Luzaich
Date Posted: 6/21/10 at 4:52pm
I managed an off-broadway theatre for five years and the standard for most union theatres is they either start at 8:05 or 8:08, depending on the theatre.  The published time of course is 8:00pm.  We currently start 1-2 minutes late for full houses.  We try to start the curtain announcements on time and the audience can still be seated then.


Posted By: smileon3
Date Posted: 7/20/10 at 1:15pm
I just directed a show performed outdoors.  We had two performances we had to start late because of technical issued caused by wind.
It happens. 

Posted By: suejvin
Date Posted: 10/28/10 at 2:35pm
One or two minutes is MAX at my place.  If there's a line at the box office, we'll hold for that.  Otherwise, no way!

Posted By: VisionE
Date Posted: 5/05/11 at 5:20pm
We want to get everyone in and seated before starting so sometimes we start late.


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