Draw different stage type diagrams on the board with where the audience sits, have the students name the stages for you.
Step 3: Stage areas—auditorium tour
Take students to the auditorium. Tell them they will be going on a tour. Have the eight stage parts listed below labeled in the auditorium with a brief description. Have the students bring a piece of paper and pencil to the auditorium. Have them number their paper 1-8. Take them to each place in the auditorium, tell them about it and then have them write down what you say/what is written on the label. Let them explore each area, as it is appropriate. Stage: Wings Apron Legs Grand drape Proscenium Orchestra pit Light rail House: Light booth
Step 5: Review the Stage Parts
Split students into groups and ask students what something is by either giving the definition and then asking them to either point out and name the thing or to give the function/what it is. Ask: Why do you think this part of the stage exists? How do you think it is used in a performance setting?