Why should stage crew be appreciated
  • People think it is an easy job unlike acting, but everyone involved in the show ends up spending all their time in rehearsals
  • They do their job in the darkness, I mean how can they see anything?
  • They have to always be aware of actors, who might rush through backstage to get changed or something
  • “Who was in charge of that chair that is still oN sTaGe?”
  • They have to keep track of the time, as blackouts are short
  • “OMG I just made that actor move to the wrong spot on stage by putting set at the wrong angle IT’S MY FAULT” - just an everyday thought
  • They have to squeeze in tiny spaces when the entire cast is waiting behind the curtain
  • When ONE gets sick, the whole algorithm of moving set has to be changed even for one rehearsal
  • There is never enough of them backstage but you cannot have more because of the space
  • They are always there to help everyone backstage by fixing a dress or finding a prop and it is CUTE and SWEET
  • NO YOU DON’T HAVE TO MOVE THE TABLE, I DO THAT”  
  • The amount of squeezed arms and feet overrun by a really heavy set is terrifying 
  • They are not mentioned pretty much anywhere WHY
  • They make stuff like FLYING ON STAGE happen
  • They are truly the ninjas of theatre
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you
Why should stage managers be appreciated
  • They are ready to help everyone
  • They have to coordinate light crew, sound crew stage crew and actors AT THE SAME TIME
  • “Go. NO ACTORS GO, stage crew stay. Go. NO STAGE CREW GO, actors stay!1!!”
  • I swear they scream internally 24/7
  • … and sometimes that scream comes out
  • They work so hard to make the show truly amazing
  • They might seem angry and mean but they are really nice and just doing their job
  • They are always stressed
  • Their are the best at making theatre work as a whole
  • I swear EVERYONE listens to them
  • “Lights, go. Lights? LiGhTs?!”
  • They have the strongest nervous system
  • They are always worried about during the show
  • They are so happy when everything goes well
  • They are the most concentrated human beings on this planet
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you
A tv show in the style of The Office and Parks and Rec, but it follows a small town high school marching band

A friend and I came up with a vague concept of it at lunch, but hear me out

-the band director is this disgruntled middle aged dude who just wants to win one season
-he pretty much hates his job and is planning to quit, but he’s determined to outlast the drama teacher
-his worst rival is the drama teacher. It’s so bad that the band kids and the theater kids won’t even look at each other

-the siblings, Jack and Lyse
-Jack is a junior (saxophone player)
-he low key secretly wants to play the Clarinet
-he’s the saxophone section leader and Can’t Fucking Handle It™
-and he’s so mad because he worked so hard for it, but the people in his section just suck
-he would totally try to act like everything is fine, though
-“being section leader … It’s great. I love what I do.”
*later*
“I swear to God if one more freshmen runs into me while marching I’ll put old reeds in their marching shoes.”
-Lyse is a sophomore
-she was supposed to be a saxophone player like her brother, but she got voluntold to play mellophone because there weren’t enough of them
-she doesn’t really care, though, because she just wants to make it through without being noticed
-but halfway through the marching season we discover that she actually really wants to be a theater kid
-because she’s just trying to survive high school, she kind of gets run over a lot, but she’s secretly really salty and will stand up for herself if you push her enough
-“I was best friends with Evan (president of the drama club) until freshmen year when I found out that he was the snake putting hot sauce in my mouth piece. And what better way to get back at snakes then by putting snakes in their back pack? … Jack says that sometimes I over react, and I’m starting to think that maybe he’s right.”

-the percussionists are pretty much elusive emo kids in a weird “inner circle” type thing with favoritism amongst drum majors
-except for one named Brent
-he’s real name is not Brent, but at this point everybody is to afraid to ask what it actually is or why he’s called Brent
-the first time we meet him he blows vape juice in a freshmans face
-the freshmen kind of worship him, and can often be seen fanning him and doing his bidding for no reason
-he carpools with people and tells who ever is in the back seat that they’re “sitting in his children”
-hardly ever even shows up
-“I’m a senior, so I just kind of come and go. I’m only staying for them” *looks out at the freshmen all standing to the side staring at him*

-the freshmen do not speak
-they can be seen running around doing weird things, but they never talk
-one of the running jokes is that one of them will get a talking head, but when they open their mouth to speak they get cut off by an upperclassmen

-the other running joke is that every time someone in color guard hits someone or an instrument, Bret just throws his snare drum (or nearest instrument) at them
-several freshmen have been thrown
-every time it happens the band director stares into the camera and makes a tally mark on his clipboard
-the clipboard is pretty much just tally marks and a note with a reminder to die

Feel free to add stuff! Make your own characters!

(It’ll be called Band Kids, by the way)

Why should light crew be appreciated
  • They know how to operate those light boards and it is really hard
  • HOW MUCH TIME DO THEY SPEND IN THOSE LIGHT BOOTHS idk
  • They always felt like VIPs to me because of their importance
  • They are very important for the final performance and everyone loves them for that
  • Actors are never standing where they need to be standing WHY
  • “How do you switch off the spotlight… oh, sh*t”
  • If one gets sick you can’t just replace him because you can’t teach someone how to operate all the lights in one hour
  • “cAn YoU pLeAsE sTaNd In ThE sPoTlIgHt”
  • I once tried to do this and failed REAL HARD
  • They can’t make a mistake as it will actually be so visible for the audience
  • They are the cutest little pies I have met in the whole of theatre honestly
  • It takes such a long time to design all the lights…
  • …and even longer to plot them into the light board
  • Blackouts are HELL
  • They look so cute when they sit in their light booth
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you
some of the worst possible ideas for a broadway show
  • silence of the lambs: a musical
  • mcdonalds, the musical! free happy meal with the price of a ticket :)
  • the rms titanic: the funk opera 
  • marley and me! the musical!
  • the economic crisis of 2008, now on broadway!
  • mark zuckerberg: the facebook musical
Why should make-up artists be appreciated
  • Three words: CATS THE MUSICAL
  • They can do amazing things to your face like make you 50 years older, isn’t that awesome
  • They are amazing artists and never get the recognition
  • Horror make-up looks so good
  • “Have you seen my small brush? No, not that one. No, that’s not small. No. No. Never mind.”
  • Stage make-up is so complicated and I can’t even draw a straight line
  • When you spent ages on make-up and actor accidentally rubs it all off during a quick change
  • They spend hours on make-up right before the show 
  • They have to be there EVERY SINGLE NIGHT
  • They have to do make up for about 60 people every time and it is truly hard
  • All those little brushes, colours and pallets omg
  • They have to carry that heavy metal make-up case everywhere
  • “Okay how do I draw 5 bruises in 5 seconds during the scene change, HOW
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you 

say what you will about les mis but the moment when “to love another person is to see the face of god” fades out and the ensemble coming in really softly with “do you hear the people sing” is one of the most beautiful moments in theater 

Musicals as other musicals
  • Mean Girls: Heathers, but they're pink and from Africa
  • Hamilton: Les Mis, but they're in New York in 1776
  • Phantom of the Opera: Curtains, but they're in France and its opera
  • Wicked: Into the Woods, but the Witch is a scapegoat (mostly), and instead of a giant squashing the Baker's Wife, its a house
  • Dear Evan Hansen: BMC, but Jeremy is short and blue, Michael is mean, and drugs aren't needed to see Ghost People™
  • Newsies: Hamilton, they're still in New York, 100 years later
  • Curtains: Phantom, but they're in America and it's a Wild West musical
  • BMC: Dear Evan Hansen, but Connor Murphy doesn't do drugs, he IS the drug.
  • Les Mis: R&H's Cinderella, but the Prince is trying to arrest Ella, and Jean-Michael's revolution is a huge flop
  • Into the Woods: Wicked, but Elphaba kidnaps Glinda and blinds Fiyero, The lion eats someone, and Nessa cheats on Boq with Fiyero's brother