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follow spot

[′fäl·ō ‚spät]
(electricity)
A high-intensity spotlight used to follow action in arenas and stadiums and on large stages; it is equipped with adjustable iris and shutter controls, and its light source is either a carbon arc or an incandescent bulb.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

follow spot

A theater spotlight used to follow a performer on the stage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thus, little mermaid Atlanta (Carly Tancredi) does a deal with the evil submarine baddie Barracuda (the excellent Heather Phoenix, revelling in a green follow spot) exchanging her beautiful voice for a human shape in order to pursue the prince who she has saved from drowning.
The ceiling of the house contains three steel catwalks off side aisles for front-of-house (FOH) illumination, backed by an oversized follow spot booth housing three Super Troupers.
The shabby red tabs (so badly in need of replacing) light up with a follow spot and Richard appears in top-hat and frock-coat - a song-and-dance man from a 19th-century musical farce (pictured).
During a performance I could be moving the set, operating a follow spot, helping with props, sweeping, mopping - it all depends on the show's requirements.
The dancers hatch plots, hog the follow spot and flirt outrageously with the audience, each other and the Prince.