Secret Hiding Places for Running Orders

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Monday night was our first night at Lisner Auditorium. We were all in costume to work on the first part of the show. This was our first time seeing the set (wow) and finding out what it’s like to do this show on that stage.

Most of us carry a paper copy of the running order on stage to remind us what’s coming up next. The running orders are covered in notes about where to go and what to do. By the first performance, on Saturday, we’ll know the show well enough to banish most running orders. But for now, the rule is that the director shouldn’t be able to see them.

Now, here’s the challenge: Our costumes have no pockets.

Running order peeking out of a lovely purse. Photo: Helen Fields

 

Why, hello, running order. I see you there in that waistband. Photo: Helen Fields

 

I do believe that is a running order in a learned man's book. Photo: Helen Fields

 

A running order makes an escape up a sleeve. Photo: Helen Fields

 

Jody Frye points at his running order. I thought he meant it's in that red fabric somewhere, but no, it's in his head. Oh, you teenagers with your flexible brains. Photo: Helen Fields

 

This is NOT what I expected when I asked this chorus member where he hides his running order. (He wears swimming trunks under his costume, for the pockets.) Photo: Helen Fields

 

If it's in my hat, it'll soak into my brain faster. That's how it works, right? Photo: Helen Fields

 

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