Do actors memorize their lines anymore?

Yesterday I saw Phantom of the Opera at the Boston Opera House. I had a great seat – in the second row. Plus, I had binoculars. Looking through the binoculars I could see the actors close up. One thing I noticed, which surprised me, is that every actor had a wire stealthily running into their ear. I wonder what that wire is for? Is someone telling them what to say?

Do actors memorize their lines anymore? Or, do actors simply repeat what they hear through the wire?

By the way, it was a great show.

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One Response to “Do actors memorize their lines anymore?”

  1. Opinionated Man Says:

    I think the wire is so they can hear the coordinator, but I’m not totally sure on that!

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