Celebrate the Theatre
The Liv Northgate Blog is celebrating the theatre this month! We have theatre etiquette tips and information about how you can see and read a play this month. We hope that you have a wonderful (and theatrical) month here in Gilbert, AZ!
Refrain from eating during the show. No one wants to be distracted by the sounds of you eating during the play. Instead, wait to buy refreshments at intermission or, better yet, eat a full meal before you see the show. Also remember to refrain from checking your phone, turning on your phone, or recording during the performance. Most shows are illegal to film (also, it’s better to focus on the experience of a live performance rather than trying to preserve it so you can watch it later). New York Show Tickets has a whole list of Broadway etiquette tips that we think could apply to any performance you might attend this month.
Watch a Play Live
We’ve featured the Hale Centre Theatre on our blog in the past, but it’s an excellent place to see a show here in Gilbert, AZ. This month they are playing Aida, a show by Elton John and Tim Rice. You can find a nice blurb about the show and information regarding purchasing tickets here.
Read a Play
Sometimes reading a play can be a great way to experience the theatre. We are including the summary of one of our favorite Shakespeare plays below.
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
“Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are kept apart by pride and mutual antagonism until others decide to play Cupid.”
Watch a Play at Home
“‘My Fair Lady’ is the best and most unlikely of musicals, during which I cannot decide if I am happier when the characters are talking or when they are singing. The songs are literate and beloved; some romantic, some comic, some nonsense, some surprisingly philosophical, every single one wonderful. The dialogue by Alan Jay Lerner wisely retains a great deal of ‘Pygmalion’ by George Bernard Shaw, himself inspired by Ovid's Metamorphosis.”
What are your favorite plays? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!