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CABARETA night club, restaurant, or the like, where performers dance and sing; the entertainment so provided. The audience is normally seated at small tables. 
CABLE1) Noun. Wiring, temporarily rigged, to carry electrical current. Depending on the size of the cable (current carrying capacity), cables are used to supply individual instruments, whole dimmer racks, or carry signals from a microphone etc. 2) Verb. As in "to cable," meaning to link two electrical elements with cabling. 
CABLE GRIPA U-shaped clip and saddle used for terminating wire rope. Also known as a Bulldog, Dog Grip or Wire Rope Clip. 
CABLE TIELockable (and sometimes releasable) plastic strap used to tie a bundle of cables together, among many other things. 
CADComputer-Aided Design. Using a computer to help with 2D plans and drawings, or increasingly for 3D visualization of how a set will look, and how lighting will affect it. 
CALL1) A notification of a working session, such as a rehearsal call. 2) The period of time to which the above call refers--for example, "Your call for tomorrow night's show is 7:00 p.m." 3) A stage manager's announcement to summon actors to the stage. A request for an actor to come to the stage because an entrance is imminent is a courtesy call and should not be relied on by actors - e.g. "This is your call for the finale Mr. Smith and Miss Jones") 4) An acknowledgement of applause (e.g. Curtain Call) 5) A technical staff person with the script (book) is said to be "calling the cues," especially in terms of stage lighting cues. 
CAMEO ROLEA minor role with particularly attractive acting possibilities. 
CAMLOCKTrade Name) Single pole connector used on professional power distribution & dimming systems. A separate connector is used for each phase/neutral of the supply. Originally developed for touring concerts, as power demands increase it's finding more use in theatres. 
CANTILEVERED STRUCTUREA concealed support behind an overhanging scenic piece onstage, such as a balcony. 
CANVASUsed to cover flats as a less heavy alternative to plywood. 
CAPACITYThe total number of seats available for the audience, as in seating capacity. 
CARDIOD Pick-up
CAROUSELCircular slide magazine; also refers to a 35mm slide projector using this type of magazine (Kodak trade name).Projection
CARPET HOISTIn the counterweight system of stage rigging, a way of separately counterbalancing a scenic piece, or a property such as a carpet, so that it can be lowered and detached from its lines for use during a performance without the removal of the weights.Rigging
CARRY1) To act so that the audience can see and hear clearly. "His voice carries to be back row." 2) To be the acting mainstay of a production, as in "The supporting actors are fine, but Cyrano really carries the show." 
CASTINGThe process of the director choosing actors to perform the characters in the play. 
CASTING AGENTA person who engages to find actors for a production. 
CASTING DIRECTORA casting agent in charge of subordinate casting agents.Casting agent
CASTING OFFICEAn company that makes available suitable actors for a producer. 
CAST LISTA list of actors with their roles. 


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