Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Term of the Day: "Don't screw the pooch," "You screwed the pooch."

"Don't screw the pooch," "You screwed the pooch"--a major fuck up. From the doomed astronaut Gus Grissom in the movie"The Right Stuff."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Term of the Night: to be elevated

to be elevated--when a Broadway head proves him/herself at a small house, they may be elevated to a more lucrative, larger theater.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Expression of the Day: "Hold clipboard, point light"

"Hold clipboard, point light"--when overeager stage managers start trying to do stagehand moves, like doing handoffs, moving props or paging tabs, they can be reminded gently or not, "Hold clipboard, point light," indicating what their responsibilities are, and that a conscientious stagehand will do his/her moves.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Term of the Day: Don't fight, girls. You're both pretty.

 Don't fight, girls. You're both pretty--When two stagehands or actors are fighting over something trivial, you can say this to them. Should be for both sexes.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Expression of the Night: "Don't pee on my back and tell me it's raining"

"Don't pee on my back and tell me it's raining"--great line for confronting a boss or another stagehand who is trying to force you into a bad situation by misrepresenting what will happen.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Term of the Night: blowing their wad

blowing their wad--to run out of money, when the producers run out of money. "The frantic workcalls during the production period were suddenly cancelled. We realized the producers had blown their wad." Of course, there is the dirty meaning as well.

Desperate Term of the Day: think happy thoughts

think happy thoughts--when you are desperately hoping that a repair will work or a damaged electrical unit will come back to life or a remote unit with a defective battery will charge, someone might say, "Think happy thoughts."