The lights go down and the crowd becomes hushed.
“Stand by curtain” says the Stage Manager.
Crew members stand ready to quickly rush.
The atmosphere is focused and measured.
Soon cast members will exit and enter .
A scene is set and lights glow brightly now.
The company acts and creates wonder.
Set pieces and props fly in and out…how?
Quick, fast, cues create unbroken magic.
Little children stare and dream in deep awe…
Imbibing themes…beautiful and tragic.
The pain of production… hidden from all.
Finally bows and standing ovation,
Bring tears, smiles and great elation.