Monday, November 8, 2010
KAKE's Jemelle Holopirek went to the west coast to talk with the stars and get a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes action.
It takes hundreds of people to get the live show on the air, including engineers, camera operators, producers, directors, costume designers, soundmen...and the list goes on and on.
There's even an entertainer who gets the crowd fired up before the show starts.
Audience members are required to arrive two hours before the show, dress formally and sit in assigned seats. The VIPs sit in the front row.
Jamie Lee Curtis actually borrowed Jemelle's pen on the "Dancing with the Stars" set.
What you see on television Monday nights is what the audience sees, a completely live performance with no do-overs. The show must go on.
After the show is over, the stars and their partners head to the red carpet to talk with reporters from entertainment news shows and local TV stations.
After this very long night, the stars leave the red carpet to rest up for another big day of dancing.