What happens at the end of the playâ€”even if there isnâ€™t an actual curtain to signal the endâ€”when the actors acknowledge the audienceâ€™s applause. Actors at the Rep are really, really good at curtain calls
At the end of a performance all of the members of the cast and the conductor take bows. Sometimes this is done in front of the main curtain, hence the name curtain call. Often, however, the bows are taken on the full stage with the curtain open.
The bows at the end of a show after the finale.