From the Authors
The main goal the creative team tried to achieve in the Off-Broadway production of GAME SHOW, as well as subsequent productions, was to recreate the feeling of an actual TV studio. From the chaotic hustle and bustle of the crew when the house opens, all the way to the end of the show. It is high energy, fast pace and a party atmosphere.
The behind the scenes portions need to be played realistically, but heightened - leaning slightly towards the soap opera world. The actors need to remember that they are only on a two or three minute break from a live broadcast (even though it tends to be longer in real time), so the energy needs to stay up. Also, keeping the two different worlds alive at the same time is recommended; this means that while there is a scene going on in the office (S.R. for example), the crew should continue to do their work, setting the podiums for the next round of the game etc., but in dim light and in a way that does not pull focus.
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