I understand that the cast is one of the reasons that convince people to see a musical. It could be because one of their favorite actors or actresses is in that cast. However, that does not apply to me. Cast is not one of my reasons to convince me to see a musical. Why is that that?
There is a reason why I do not use the cast to convince me. For starters, I discover my hometown’s season in the spring. That is before I know who is going to be in the cast. It is usually in the spring where I start to decide what shows I want to see in the upcoming season. I do understand that there is a number of talented actors and actresses in the United States. Another reason is due to the fact that there is the possibility of getting an understudy.
There are times when I discover who my upcoming cast will be over the summer. Then are times where I do not who is the cast until the day of the show. That is what happens when you rely on tours- at times. Discovering the season in the spring- it does make you begin to make you start deciding on what shows to see- that is before knowing who the cast is. See what I mean? I use other factors to decide if I want to see it- loving it before, if I already love the composers, recommendation from someday else, not remembering the first time, and so on. If it is seeing it again, the important thing is to not compare- to get the most of the cast you are about to see.