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  • n  a stage area out of sight of the audience
  • s  concealed from public view or attention
  • r  out of view of the public; behind the scenes
    Working backstage to gain political support for his proposal
    many private deals were made backstage at the convention
  • r  in or to a backstage area of a theater
    costumes were changed backstage

  • 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.
  • Visit photographer Joe McNally's studio for a backstage look at the production of LIFE's "Faces of Ground Zero" book Choose: Hi-Bandwidth (T1, DSL, Cable).
  • PTI Photographer Anthony Suau captures former First Lady Hillary Clinton sharing a moment with possible future First Lady, Michelle Obama backstage in Denver.
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  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Playbill
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Glendale News-Press
  • 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.
    June 8, 2013 - The News-Herald

  • James Franco in Newsday
    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.'"
  • Rob Portman in FOXNews
    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."
  • Carrie Underwood in Washington Post
    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...

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