What is so amazing about live theatre? Obviously, you are enjoying seeing the plot, characters, and songs coming to life. But live theatre is even more powerful than watching a musical movie, but what is so powerful about it if it is less realistic than a movie?
A lot of that comes from the fact that you never see the same show twice. Second you are seeing the actors right in front of you and not on the screen. The actors have the advantage of basing their performance off of the audience’s reactions. So live theatre is not an one-way experience because it is a back and forth conversation between the actors and the audience. A big reason why I know you never see the same show twice is off of an experience I had four years ago. I saw Les Mis three times at a community college due to ushering and being with family. I may have seen the same cast three times, but yet each time was different.
Live theatre is hard to understand the power yourself if you aren’t there. The spectacle and dance have a higher energy live than on a screen. The songs can lead the emotions to be even stronger live as compared to a movie. The energy overall is much stronger live. There is a lot of talent seen in stage actors especially those who are understudies and swings since they have to memorize more than anyone else. The fact that the actors in a musical perform eight times a week is crazy, and its crazy how they can manage it especially in the more emotional shows.
What do you think is the power of live theatre?