Lately, Â I’ve noticed something about curtain calls at the theatre. Â For a long time, Â when seeing Fringe shows or smaller independent theatre, that during the curtain call, the actors will “salute the booth”, which means that they acknowledge the stage manager (and therefore the crew). Â The salute of the booth takes the same form as the acknowledgement of say, the conductor that you see after a musical. Â This is, in my opinion, a good practice. Â After all, the crew works just as hard (if not harder) than the actors, and they deserve acknowledgment.
So, a question: is Saluting the booth something that’s considered “unprofessional”? If not, why does it not happen in larger houses? Â Why doesn’t everyone salute the booth?