When seeing a musical live, there are two options: matinees or at night. Which do I prefer? For me, I am the person who prefers shows at night. In this post, I will talk about both and explain why I would rather see a musical at night.
Matinees are musicals that take place during the afternoon. They cost less than a night show. That is a huge plus of a matinee, but I still prefer seeing a show at night. True at a matinee, you will not get home that late and you can talk more about your experience as soon as you get home so there are some pluses from a matinee. Now I will try to talk about why I prefer seeing shows at night
A night show obviously ends at the end of the day and also costs more money. But, I love how it ends the day. Due to musicals being an escapism for me, I love how I can find that escape at the end of the day not in the middle of the day. I enjoy having dinner at a restaurant and than heading over to the theatre. If the show is at Belk Theatre, we can have dinner on a place that is somewhere on the light rail or if we are already off at our final stop before dinner, we can just walk over to Belk after dinner. But if the show is at Ovens, it is much harder to have dinner ahead of time because it is more in the middle of no where and you cannot walk from where you ate to the theatre either. True, you get home really late, but going to the theatre at night is a wonderful way to end the day.
Do you prefer seeing a show as a matinee or in the evening and why?