A photographer who I work with just called and asked me to cover a High School Musical this weekend. I shoot sports and have recently started shooting weddings, but I have never shot a performance in a theater before.
Back in HS I was very involved with the Performing Arts, and I have participated in several dozen musicals, plays, concerts, etc. So I am no foreigner to the theater. But, I have never shot one as a photographer.
I am looking for some "Quick Tips"... Those little things that are easily overlooked until one has some experience. For example, for someone shooting sports, I would suggest two things. First, "Ass to the Grass" - shooting UP at athletes is almost always better than shooting down. Second, Don't stop shooting after a score. Always continue to follow the athlete and catch the post scoring celebration / agony of defeat.
For those of you who have shot many theater performances, what are the two or three things that you have learned that a newbie might overlook? As well as any other advice you can give!!