How many hours do stage managers work?
As a stage manager you will regularly work long and anti-social hours, including evenings and weekends, depending on performance schedules. You'll also often be the last person to leave when the show's over. The work can sometimes be physically demanding.
Do you need a degree to be a stage manager?
There is no absolute degree requirement for a stage manager position, but as in many fields, post-secondary education can only help one's chances in the job market. A baccalaureate degree in theater performance or theater management would well prepare a graduate for a career as a stage manager.