What is it? 🤔
It’s exactly what it sounds like – a halt in the show. It can be due to technical hitches, safety concerns, or unexpected occurrences.
Historically, show stops were managed manually with quick thinking and minimal tech. Today, there’s often a plan in place for such hitches.
How does it relate to the Stage Manager?
The Stage Manager often has the authority to call a show stop if they see potential risks or issues.
- Does a show stop ruin the event?
Not necessarily. It’s a pause, and often, the show resumes after the issue is resolved.
- How common is it?
Rare, but when safety and quality are at stake, it’s essential.