If your favourite musical is something popular like Wicked or RENT, that’s okay.
If your favourite musical is something no one’s heard of like Ordinary Days or The Burnt Part Boys, that’s okay.
If your favourite musical just came out, like First Date or Beautiful, that’s okay.
If your favourite musical is an oldie like Annie Get Your Gun or High Society, that’s okay.
What’s not okay is telling someone they can’t like that musical.
more importantly, ask them why it is their favorite musical. Because they probably see something you do not.
A Tumbleshrub, if You Will.
Director: (talking about a scene in Les Mis) So the gate is going to turn probably six times during this scene and go back and forth between side of the gate.
ASM (me): uhh… are you going to want me in blacks for the show or a simple costume for all the scene changes?
Dir.: Probably blacks just to save (Costume designer) time.
(we start going through the scene moment by moment)
Dir: It will turn here… here… here..
ASM: I could dress up like a shrub for this scene and hang out by one side of it the whole time.. just a thought. I would make a good shrub.
SM: That would make my night every show
*Submitted by tabzillarawr
How people react to theatre careers
"Oh, you’re an actor?!? Cry for me right now!"
"Oh, you’re a dancer!?!? Dance for me right now!"
"Oh, you’re a singer?!?! Sing something for me!"
"Oh, you’re a stage manager? What’s that?"
"Oh you’re a Director? So you like to be the boss of things?"