Always be cognizant that someone is sitting behind you.
Whenever you move your head to the left, the person behind you has to move
to the right. Then you move your head to the right and the person
behind you has to move to the left! Left. Right. Left.
Right. It's so distracting and annoying! You can move
occasionally, but not every 10 seconds!
You think this
would be common sense, but you'd be surprised how often I've had to listen
to conversations and comments from people who must think they're home.
There can't be any other explanation. Show your intelligence by
using your memory and save the comments for the intermission or after the
Yes- I don't want
to hear you cough, but do us all a favor and unwrap your candy before the
Around two years
ago I was at one of the most amazing theatre experiences I had ever seen -
"Miss Ever's Boys" - for the second time that season, when during the most
poignant, climatic scene of the play, some JERK in the first row has his
cell-phone go off! And rather than quickly tuning it off in
embarrassment, he took the fucking call and left the theatre! I
would have loved to have superpowers and be able to grab him, smash his
cell-phone, and then have him get up on stage and apologize to the
audience and to the actors for being such an ass.
There are always
a few people who get up the second the show ends and don't stay long
enough to give thanks to the actors and the musicians. If you want
to avoid the crowds. just stay seated and wait until everyone else has
left the show. Hey! You never know! You might actually
have a chance to applaud! Imagine that!
If you're greater than 6' tall, get an isle seat off to the
side. I'm sorry but I didn't pay $100 to see you back.
Take off your hat. Enough said.
Most kids under 10 don't enjoy the theatre.
I know, your
little Jimmie loved The Lion King. Well, if that's what you consider
theatre, then go ahead! Not that I'm knocking The Lion King - I enjoyed it
immensely and thought it was an amazing visual theatre experience.
But let's face it - sans the masks and the set, it's an overplayed
though, thought provoking, haunting, theater - the kind that makes you
stand and cheer - Brian Stokes Mitchell bringing down the house with
"Impossible Dream" theatre - should be seen by children, but most kids
don't have the patience to sit for 1 1/2 to 3 hours in a small,
uncomfortable seat. Shoot! There have been many times when
I've been bored to tears - fallen asleep bored - and I could only
imagine what torture something like that would be for most kids.
Your kid may be different. Who knows? Just don't have them sit
in front of me and distract me with their twitching and questions, or
behind me kicking my seat. Thank you.
If you must smoke during the intermission, try to keep the
smell off you clothes. As most non-smokers can attest, the order of
smoking lingers. Think of it this way, would you want me to come
back to my seat dowsed in cologne? That would make it hard to concentrate
on the show, eh?
There are also many secrets to
where the best seats in the house usually are (I'm not going to tell you
since I want to make certain they're available for me!), what time of the
year is it best to get autographs, how to get discounted seats, etc..
What I will say is this - Off
Broadway shows are amazing and oftentimes dozens of times more memorable
than any Broadway show.
William's theatre dream - Stadium
Seating in an old Broadway theatre! Wow!