Sunday, June 26, 2016

Term of the Night: "Forever came."

"Forever came"--the end of "Cats." The original production of "Cats" ran for 18 years, from 1982 to 2000. The musical had the motto, "Now and forever." At the loadout, some stagehand wag noted, "Forever came."

Term of the Night: between hangovers

between hangovers--sarcastic comment about a stagehand with a drinking problem. "He's a good head if you catch him between hangovers."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Randy Term of the Night: road dog

road dog--stagehand who sleeps around on the road.

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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Term of the Day: manna from the heavens

manna from the heavens--an unexpected job. From the Old Testament reference. "My show closed and I had no prospects. The sudden opening on the prop crew at the Wintergarden was like manna from the heavens."

Term of the Night: survival job

survival job--job that an actor has to pay the rent while auditioning for acting roles on Broadway and elsewhere. Survival jobs are often ones that have flexibility to allow an actor go to auditions and callbacks, like restaurant work, personal training and temping.

Term of the Day: Revenge is a dish best served cold

"Revenge is a dish best served cold"--old Sicilian saying.