Theatre is an awe-inspiring, communal experience. Something about sharing the experience with an audience full of people heightens the pleasure, increases the importance, validates our feelings, makes the catharsis more… cathartic!
By Erin Frey | 2 MIN READ
So, globally, 2020 is off to a rough start. There’s already been so much fear and heartbreak for a year that is less than a week old. I’m going to leave all that at the door and focus on the positive, because theatrically 2020 is shaping up to be pretty incredible.
As the decade is winding down it is the perfect time to take a look at some of the best moments of the last ten years. Researching this list has taken me down many a rabbit hole! I hope you fall into some of the same ones, they are pretty delightful. You’re welcome.
Forgive me for being sentimental, but it’s the holiday season- there’s no better time for a little indulgence! For me, the theatre and the holidays are inextricably linked. Christmas 1991 was really where it all started. Under the tree tickets to The Phantom of the Opera were waiting for me. Turns out it was much more than just an evening’s entertainment. It was the start of a series of experiences that have shaped my life. A source of magic and wonder that still manages to surprise and delight me.
The bodysuits, leg warmers and tails have been unpacked, the fur and makeup is ready to be applied. Are you ready for Cats? T.S. Eliot’s 1939 book of poems- Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats- is full of descriptions of the fanciful and whimsical jellicle cats.
I’ve started to receive some questions from curious theatre-lovers so it feels like the right time to start sharing what I have discovered. The first question I’d like to address came in from Matteo.