backstage backstage  /ˈbæk ˈsteɪdʒ/


  1. (n) a stage area out of sight of the audience
  2. (adj) concealed from public view or attention
  3. (adv) out of view of the public; behind the scenes
  4. (adv) in or to a backstage area of a theater



  1. Most Americans, forever fascinated by the backstage know-how of the movies,TV, the theater or the circus, know little about how an opera is staged.
  2. PTI Photographer Anthony Suau captures former First Lady Hillary Clinton sharing a moment with possible future First Lady, Michelle Obama backstage in Denver.
  3. Michelle Obama waits backstage before a ceremony marking the re-opening of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New American Wing in New York.


  1. PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Backstage with the Cast of the New Musical Somewhere in Time

    The world-premiere musical Somewhere in Time, starring Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Marc Kudisch, officially opened June 5 at Portland Center Stage after previews that began May 28. A team of cast members share these photos from rehearsal, backstage and around Portland.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Playbill

  2. Photo Gallery: Backstage at the Alex Theatre for 'Girl Crazy'

    Performer Nick Santa Maria studies his lines in the waiting area as the barbershop quartet, in the mirror, practices backstage at the Alex Theatre where the Music Theatre Guild presents 'Girl Crazy' in Glendale on Monday, June 10, 2013. The Alex Theatre will close for remodeling the backstage area in July which is expected to be completed in November.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Glendale News-Press

  3. Backstage at Shaw puts spotlight on summer in Niagara-on-the-Lake (with video)

    The backstage tour at the Shaw Festival not only brings to life the secrets that make performances shine on stage, but it showcases the attention to detail of a professional theater company.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The News-Herald


  1. "MTV wrote it! ...... Then backstage there was this big commotion: 'You guys can't say that,'" Franco said. "It says right in the script: 'Lights fake joint.'"
    on Jun 1, 2004 By: James Franco Source: Newsday

  2. Speaking to reporters later alongside McCain, Portman said: "I was backstage so I didn't hear everything he said. Bill Cunningham is a radio talk show host who is often controversial so it does not surprise me that he was controversial."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Rob Portman Source: FOXNews

  3. "She and Tim (Tim McGraw, Hill's husband) have always been so nice to me. I wouldn't have any reason to think it would be anything other than her being goofy backstage," Underwood says now. "I even think I told her, `I'm sorry for what's...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Carrie Underwood Source: Washington Post

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