In reply to: re: Oy! - MockingbirdGirl08:39 am EDT 10/16/21
I'm curious as to what information you and HarveyBoy are basing your opinions on. How many stagehands/musicians do you know, and have you asked their opinions? Very few people are thrilled with a six day work week, and money isn't everything.
Introducing "lighting rental companies" into this discussion is completely nonsensical. It's like asking if the theater owners will only charge rent 5 days instead of 6, given that the space might only be used for 5. They're charged by the month. That's how renting works.
I think, going forward, alternates will become more commonplace. I don't see this as a bad thing.