Pros: meeting wonderfull performers
Cons: hateful performers and poor management
In to work at 8:00 am to open up the theatre. Performers are in at 9:00 consisting of the Chinese acrobats. The rehearse along with sound and lighting until 12:00 noon. Dancers for the show are in at 1:00pm to rehearse with music and lighting until 3:00. Other acts rehearse from 3:00 till 5:00. Everyone breaks for dinner and rests until cast call at 7:00. Show would start at 8:00 sharp ( unless there was a matinee then the rehearsal schedule would of course change and we would have a show at 2:00 pm and one at 8:00pm). Show would run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Clean up after show for an hour, then fill out paperwork for any complaints or accidents. Secure all equipment to their original positions and then go home. Management was difficult along with the lead act. Co-workers were great along with performers. Hardest part of job was dealing with lead act and management and job was very physical. Most enjoyable was learning how to and conducting 45 performers and crew members at one time (jugglers, acrobats, dancers and dog act along with 15 crew members). The hardest part was the accidents, an immature lead act (clown) and poor management.
The most enjoyable was meeting amazing Chinese acrobats and British dancers and making friends. Also meeting amazing performers like, Roy Clark, Vince Gill, Patty Labell, Alison Krauss and Union Station and my favorite, Larry The Cable Guy.