Refers to the words the characters speak, or lines.
Dialogue
words the characters sing in the show.
Lyrics
Indicates the notes and timing for the songs.
Music
Describes the setting and important physical action performed by the characters.
Stage directions
Includes dialogue, lyrics, and stage directions.
script
Area where actors perform for an audience.
stage
where the audience sits to watch the performance.
house
anything on the stage within view of the audience.
onstage
anything outside the view of the audience.
offstage
entire area off and behind the stage.
backstage
areas to the side of the stage just out of the audience's view.
wings
the entire physical environment onstage.
set
when you stand in the center of the stage
centerstage
when you face the house, the area behind you
upstage
when you face the audience, the area to your left
stage left
when you face the audience, the area to the right.
stageright
the person who oversees the budget, calendar, and staffing.
producer
the person who provides the artistic vision for the show and coordinates all of the creative elements.
director
creates and teaches the dances.
choreographer
coordinates the construction and painting of the sets, the hanging of the lights and the set-up of the sound system.
technical director