For other events you might know that certain cues need to be executed, but have no idea in which order they be played. For this type of environment, QLab has created the Cue Cart, which is a different type of cue list. Rather than containing a list of cues, contains a screen of buttons that can be pressed at any given moment. Each button is a cue, just like in a cue list. It executes the same. It interacts the same. The only difference is really the interface.
For example. Here is a cue cart I used for an improv show (what better example of not knowing what’s going to happen than improv?). I had 16 sound effects that I wanted to play, if played, the actors would have to integrate into their scene. Thunder. Door slam. Barking. Dryer buzzer. I didn’t necessarily use all these and I certainly didn’t know the order I wanted use. So a cue cart was perfect.
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What the difference between a cue list and a cue cart?