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follow spot

A spot which can be moved to keep an actor lit as he or she moves about the stage.
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Ernesto's lovelorn serenata, "Come gentil" for example, gains a bossa nova rhythm and big band crooner follow spot. Among a talented cast, two young Italians stood out: soprano Carolina Lippo, whose Norina wiped the floor with her three easily-manipulated male stage partners, singing with rich, sizeable tone not unlike that of Mirella Freni in this role and, baritone Matteo Loi whose Malatesta was deliriously undecided as to where his affections lay (Norina, or ummm, Ernesto?).
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Sheridan Smith is a natural as Fanny Brice, making the transition from gawky, irreverent kid, anxious for "a stick of greasepaint and a follow spot" as Stephen Sondheim puts it in Follies (a much more exciting show to my mind) to an established star in the Ziegfeld Follies where Broadway takes her to its heart and where finally she is left in despair.
For the production, we determined that the follow spot operators should be inside the follow spot booths in the auditorium.
"The best gig in Liverpool was doing follow spot lights for the genius that is Ken Dodd - he was playing at Bootle town hall.
Moreover, as soon as the distinctive opening ceremony, directed by renowned filmmaker Danny Boyle was complete, ISG had a 60-hour time slot to clear the stage and props ahead and embark on an intensive restoration programme that involved the relaying of the turf, re-installation of seats situated below the ceremony's 'tor', erect hammer throw cages and nets and remove some of the cameras and follow spot platforms.
Butterworth uses this example to suggest an early modern lighting convention: the use of a polished bowl as a curved mirror, providing directed light and presumably small enough to follow the movements of actors in a scene--the fifteenth-century equivalent of a follow spot. By the sixteenth century, Butterworth suggests, more refined and elegant solutions were available.
When he retired in 1991 at the age of 65, Dai was delighted to be offered the job of follow spot operator at the now closed Arcadia Theatre.
To be in a follow spot I would sometime have to follow the lighting technician's random marksmanship.