I just wrapped up a community theatre production of Camelot
. I thought other SM's would enjoy some of the notes I had to give my cast and crew over the course of rehearsals and performances. Many of these are funny, even though necessary. It is not my custom to give notes as an SM, but I was called upon to do so due to the large (and silly) cast. The most ridiculous bit of this production was that the choreographer, who also played Mordred, refused to take part in scene shifts, as the rest of the cast was asked to do. The director did not want any stage hands in modern dress to be visible to the audience, even in blackout. For several numbers, the choreographer had every single cast member in the scene but himself, and all entering quickly from the wings, the cyc, and the house, so that left no one, since he refused to lend a hand. So I had to wear a costume made up of spare parts from other costumes and I ended up looking like a damn gnome, complete with hat. No one could take me seriously in that get up and my entire job was made more difficult because of one jackass. Anyway.
Here are some of my SM Notes, in no particular order. ( EnjoyCollapse )