Curtain Call Cabaret

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Curtain Call Cabaret
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Publicity Poster
Production Team
Project Management Fiona Findlater, Marian Sharkey
Stage Management Amber McClelland, Alice McKay, Audrey Wilson
TSM Rebecca Coull, Jack Hirst
Lighting Design James Gow
Lighting Op Blair Omond
Sound Michael Parkin, John Beggan, Sean Hind
Publicity & Front of House Jade Beatson, Melissa MacDonald
Venue New Athenaeum Theatre
Performance Date Friday 28th January 2011, 7.30pm

Curtain Call Cabaret formerly known as the Inner Space Project 2011 was an event organized, installed and run by the first year Management and Technology students; which took place on Friday 28th January 2011 for staff and students of the RSAMD, onstage behind the iron in the New Athenaeum Theatre, with performers from first year BA Musical Theatre.

Production Management

Communication (including about 5 million emails) was the main task of Production Management in this project.

We made contact with the following people to book equipment, staff, rooms etc:

Where the Monkey Sleeps The RSAMD cafe bar were hugely helpful, they provided the bar (beer, wine, soft drinks, crisps and sweets), bar staff and bits and pieces like tablecloths at no cost to us. We contacted them via their website, [], who forwarded our request on to Jim at the Academy.

Client Services Client services were able to provide 14 round tables (from the AGOS foyer) and 60 chairs for us for the audience. We also had to make Client Services aware that there was an event being put on- confirm that it was a private, staff and student only night, and give finish times for the dress rehearsal and performance nights.

Venue Techs Between production management, LX and sound, we must have spoken with the venue techs nearly every day for 2 weeks. It was through them we booked all our kit, were taught how to use certain pieces of kit, and booked dressing rooms for the performers.

Student Union Steve at the SU was very helpful, mentioning the event in several Academy-wide emails, taking tickets for people to collect from the office, and displaying our poster.

Stage Management

For Curtain Call Cabaret we used the following communications equipment

5x Belt Packs and Headsets (DSM, LX Op, Sound Op, SM Backstage and a spare)

3x Motorola Communication Radios with pieces (LX Op, DSM and SM)

No cue lights were used

Technical Stage Management

Equipment Used

For Curtain Call Cabaret we used the following TSM related equipment

Counterweight 2 - Full Black Tab (To Mask Iron)

Counterweight 29 - 2x Half Black Tabs

Counterweight 27 - 6m Triangular Truss Hung (3x 3m Strops and 3x 2m Steel Drifts)

1x Full Black Tab - Tied to scaff bar and suspended under prompt side fly floor using hemp lines to raise it and cleat it off to the fly floor (To Hide Prompt Side Wing)

600mm high stage created from 7 peices of steel deck (x6 8'x4' and x1 4'x4')

3 sets of treads - USC, DSR and DSL - were used for access to and from stage.


TSM for this performance was largely a fairly simple matter of hanging blacks and positioning steel deck.

The setting for the space we aimed to still resemble a stage space, rather than creating a black box, however in hindsight we would probably have hung a second black, US and gridded, to hide the cyc, which was still visible above the 2 half tabs in place.


For Curtain Call Cabaret we used the following lighting equipment

4x VL 1000's

2x Mac TW1's

16x Par 64's (Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Purple)

19x 23/50 Profiles (White and Straw)

19x Source 4 Pars (Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Purple)

4x Par 16 Birdie's (Green and Purple)

10x ACL's (Light Blue)

1x Le Maitre Hazer

1x Viper Smoke Machine

1x 6m Truss Hung Above Upstage

1x Grand MA Full Size Console


For Curtain Call Cabaret we used the following sound equipment

1x Yamaha LS9

Full DB Kit (2x Subs and 2x Tops)

2x EV's (Used as Monitors)

1x Sennheiser Wireless Handheld Microphone

5x Wired Hand Held Microphones

1x DI (Acoustic Guitar)

1x CD Player



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Photographs by Jack Hirst, TPA 1


The evening consisted of performances by most of the BA Musical Theatre first year students, who were accompanied either by Michael Webborn and Gavin Whitworth (MA Musical Theatre- Musical Directing students) on piano, by backing track, or played their own accompaniment on guitar.

The order of performers was as follows:

Zac Coffey “All That Jazz” from Chicago by Kander and Ebb

Ashley Cleary “Wandering Minstrel I” from The Hot Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan

Hayley Mulcrone “Adelaide’s Lament” from Guys and Dolls by Loesser and Burrows

Ruby Day “Sooner or Later” from Dick Tracy by Stephen Sondheim

Greg Barrowman “The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time by Jerome Kern

Jeff Smyth “Night and Day” from Gay Divorce by Cole Porter

Danielle Irvine “Russian Roulette” by Ne-Yo, Chuck Harding

Sarah Swire “Woman” - Own composition

Gavin Whitworth “Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard

Lyndsey Knox “Sentimental” by Lyndsey Knox

Ryan Ferrie “Bad Romance” by Stefani Germanotta, RedOne


Will Gosnold “Feelin’ Good” from The Roar of the Greasepaint by Newley and Bricusse

Bethany Taylor “Love Is a Losing Game” by Amy Winehouse

Sarah Swire “Golden Lungs” - Own composition

Zac Coffey “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)” from Paris by Cole Porter

Hayley Mulcrone “Why Can’t You Behave?” from Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter

Greg Barrowman “Everything” by Michael Buble

Lyndsey Knox “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green

Claire Wallis “My Funny Valentine” from Babes In Arms by Rodgers and Hart

Emily Byrt “At Last” by Mack Gordon

D. Irvine, R. Ferrie “Someone to Watch Over Me” from Oh, Kay! by Gershwin and Gershwin

Bethany Taylor, Emily Byrt, Claire Wallis, Greg Barrowman “I’m Your Bad Love Dynamite” Various artists