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1

House/audience

The audience area

2

Orchestra sitting

Pit in front of stage

3

Catwalk

Narrow bridges above the stage from which scenery and lighting equipment can be handled. Some lighting catwalks above seating area.

4

Down stage

The front of the stage closest to the audience.

5

Up stage

The area toward the back of the stage.

6

Center stage

The center of the stage

7

Left wing

Off stage by cabinets.

8

Right wing

Off stage by piano

9

Coves

Areas along side of seating behind wall.

10

Teasers

Type of border used to frame the audience's window onto the stage. Hides stage lights.

11

Main Act

Red curtain

12

Grand valance

Black curtain

13

Legs

Vertical curtains or flats used to hide the wings from the audience's view.

14

Fire curtain

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15

Proscenium wall

Separates stage from auditorium

16

Trees

Lights in the middle of the wall

17

Tormenters

Lights by coves

18

Cyclorama

White curtain towards back of stage