This is the first big musical I have ever worked on, so every aspect of this process is an enormous discovery. Walking into the rehearsal hall the first day, I noticed numbers taped across the downstage (front) part of the staging area. I had no idea that this numbering system is used to help the actors/dancers in musicals with their spacing. The numbers are measured beginning from the centerline and moving out to both sides (in feet). So a number 2 means 2 feet from center, 4 is 4 feet from center, etc. I took a photo of the numbering as an example. It seems like such a small thing, but is enormously helpful when dealing with a show this complex.
Garrett Ayers is the Assistant Director for Sleeping Beauty Wakes.