Hello you nice people of the Forum! I am scoring a theatre play (semi-pro) for live musicians. Now, I have totally forgotten an important musical term often needed in a score for a drama (or a musical). I have tried to Google this without any success.
So, what I am looking for is a term of a musical passage (a relatively short, maybe just a couple of bars) that is repeated over and over again by the band while waiting for a cue from the actors. An example: A song starts, intro, verse, chorus. After this the band plays softer, repeating a sequence/passage over which there will be dialogue/other activity by the actors. In this case the number of bars can not be written exactly as the lenght of the sequence is never the same (it is a live performance, not a movie...). The band has to wait for a cue (a certain physical thing or a line) after which they continue the song and jump in to next verse.
So what is the right musical term to be written into the score for that part that is repeated?