Monday, May 22, 2017

Term of the Day: Chicken Little

Chicken Little--a doom-and-gloom stagehand, always sees the sky as falling, can rip the silver-lining out of every cloud.

Term of the Day: Broadway schadenfreude

Broadway schadenfreude--a secret or not-so-secret desire for a show to close. Schadenfreude is the German term that means "joy at other people's sorrow." Taking joy at a show closing.

Term of the Day: blood cannon

blood cannon--sprays fake blood on stage (Lieutenant of Innishmore)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Term of the Day: things go sideways

things go sideways--things get screwed up. "Things were going smoothly with the load in, until they started going sideways when the scenery truck didn't show up on the third day."

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Term of the Day: "The chickens have come home to roost"

"The chickens have come home to roost"--bad actions have consequences. It is the Malcolm X line on the Kennedy assassination

Term of the Day: "What am I, chopped liver?"

"What am I, chopped liver?"--you've forgotten me, I'm offended, I'm being treated badly. Chopped liver is a side dish that is easily overlooked. "All my friends were called for the big Radio City load out, but I wasn't. What am I, chopped liver?"

Term of the Day: NSFW

NSFW-- not safe for work. Stories that are offensive, misogynistic or sexist and should not be told at work. Or in the digital age, videos or pictures that may be offensive. I wouldn't show people that video...it's NSFW."