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Lighting Designer

The lighting designer’s title is self-explanatory, but the job is more complex than it seems. Before the audience is treated to pretty colors and big sweeping ballyhoos, this person meticulously documents each fixture, position, color, and movement.

Cirque du Soleil

The small group of street performers including Guy Laliberté, Daniel Gauthier, and Gilles Ste-Croix that began in Quebec almost 30 years ago has grown to employ more than 3,000 people from more than 40 countries. Now one of the largest touring companies in the world, Cirque du Soleil has produced more than two dozen shows and continues to expand its quirky and distinctive brand.

Aderra Media Technologies

Ed Donnelly, musician and founder of Eggfoot Records, started Aderra Media Technologies in 2007. Through the company’s patented technology, concertgoers get the instant gratification of taking home a live recording of the concert on USB or MicroSD. 

Stagehand

Stagehands are the general labor of the stage; they push road cases, run cable, and stack speakers—the hardest, heaviest, and most tedious jobs in show production. It is not a glamorous gig, but it is where most people have to start to build a career.

Prop Master

A sword hanging on the wall is a set decoration, but a sword in an actor’s hand is a prop. The person responsible for scavenging and creating the dozens (even hundreds) of props for a stage production is the prop master.

Copyist

The state of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s immortal legacy of compositions is a terrible tragedy. His combative relationship with his copyists is well-documented; their work was often sloppy and plagued by mistakes. The hatchet job on his music has persisted, despite the efforts of historians and musicologists to return the compositions to their intended glory, and it is impossible to know how badly corrupted are the orchestrations.

Lighting Console Operator

In live entertainment production, the role of the lighting console operator is to implement the design created through collaboration between the artistic director, lighting designer, and stage manager. Each look—a precisely timed cue—creates an atmosphere to enhance the emotion for both the performer and the audience.  

Guitar Tech

When a band graduates from headlining birthday parties to Bonnaroo, they can’t let a broken string or busted neck stop the rock. Above a certain level, every musician employs a dedicated tech to maintain, repair, and set up his or her instruments—not just any roadie can be trusted to load in Slash’s custom Les Paul Signature or Kim Gordon’s Gibson Thunderbird bass. 

Blue Man Group

Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton became the Blue Man Group in 1987. The first permanent production opened at Astor Place in New York City, and later expanded to Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Zurich, and Tokyo.

Publicist

A large pool of similar divisions work within the entertainment industry to advertise, market, and promote bands, actors, movies, and TV shows to the public. Within this pool is the publicist. This individual may work in-house for a record label or film studio or for an outside publicity firm, but in either case publicists work hard to remain experts in the demographics and popular press of their geographic region or market segment.