There are few things as enjoyable as getting together with a few close friends or loved ones and going to the theater. Because theater is so interactive, it gives you a chance to bond both with those in your party and those on the stage. The experience can be very profound, especially if you manage to catch an incredible show that has a beautiful meaning. If this is what you’re after, “Come From Away” more than fits the bill.
A recent Huffington Post article outlined the premise of the story and truly made the play seem like the one to watch. The story is about the meeting up of the passengers who are on 38 different planes. Each plane is grounded in Newfoundland after airspace is shut down. Although there were in excess of 7,000 people on those planes, the show only features a cast of 12 people, with each one playing multiple roles in order to keep the pace of the play going. They are also joined onstage by an 8 piece band.
The show is all about demonstrating how wonderful it can be when you have people of so many different backgrounds in one place in a peaceful way. When everyone is just concerned about the well-being of his fellow man, things proceed in such a loving manner. Just the gentleness that can be rediscovered when people take the time to hear each other out is beautiful within itself. The title of the play derives from the fact that since all of the planes were directed to Newfoundland from somewhere else, everyone essentially came from away. This is a fitting tribute to immigration issues, seeing as how they are an especially hot button these days.
Come From Away definitely sounds like something that I would love to see. It’s a one-act play that lasts for 90 minutes, so it’s sure to be a moving show that fills each moment with activity and meaning. The Huffington Post reviewer believes that seeing the show is the key to putting hope back in the human heart because he writes that even in the midst of tragedy it’s possible to find kindness in others. I plan to get my tickets as soon as possible because I love a show that can make me laugh, cry, reflect, and think. Based upon the write up for this Broadway play, I’m sure that I’ll be able to do all four of these things after watching this show and much more.
Sacramento is not a city most recognized for live theatrical shows. New York City and Broadway do garner most of the attention. Touring theater is, of course, popular all across the world. Sacramento is home to a number of theaters that welcome national touring plays and musicals. The upcoming season is sure to be a very bright and happening one for the California city.
“An American in Paris”, “The Book of Mormon”, and “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” are three of the shows hitting the town during the 2017 – 2018 season. These and other shows have garnered a lot of press and a number of good reviews. A welcoming and enthusiastic audience should await the shows once they arrive in Sacramento.
What is it that drives the love for theater so many decades into a world of motion pictures and home entertainment? Perhaps the connection between theater and fine arts and culture has something to do with it. Heading to the theater allows the audience to take part in a cultural experience. Theatrical performances are different than other exhibitions of entertainment. The “high-brow nature” of theater going brings with it a personal sense of artistic appreciation audiences feel when attending.
Of course, going to the theater is also simple fun. People seek entertainment of this nature to feel good and positive. Musicals do have the potential to evoke strong emotions in people, which adds to the overall enjoyment of going to the theater.
The good feelings an audience member gains can also come from the embrace of the cultural significance of attending live shows. Such feelings generally are not even noticeable on the surface. People don’t ponder too heavily on why they like to go to the theater. They just know they like the experience.
The theaters of Sacramento reap the huge rewards of audiences enjoying a nice night at a musical. The audience members buy tickets and keep the culture and art of Sacramento’s theater world alive.
Olivia Wilde has been a major star in the TV and movie world for quite some time. However, she has turned down several opportunities to act in various Broadway shows over the years. Fans of the actress will be very happy to learn that she has finally found the time in her busy schedule to make her debut on the Great White Way. She will star in a play based on the classic “1984” novel written by George Orwell and originally published in 1949.
The production will open in June at the Hudson Theater. It will also star Reed Birney and Tom Sturridge. Wilde has said in several interviews that she had wanted to act on Broadway for many years. However, her various film and TV commitments would not allow her enough time to do so. The production of “1984” has been going strong for quite some time in the United Kingdom. Wilde said she was approached more than a year ago to play the role of Julia when talks were underway to begin an American production of the play. She immediately had her agent arrange her schedule in such a way that it would be possible for her to perform a decent run of the show if it becomes a hit with audiences.
Wilde has said that acting in a play requires much different preparation than TV or film acting. The biggest difference is the amount of rehearsal time that actors are afforded when they are working on Broadway. She said that TV is the worst in terms of rehearsal time. Everything moves so fast that only a very limited amount of time can be spent on rehearsals. Movies are a bit better because there are many slow periods that actors can use to their advantage. However, Wilde said that a Broadway show spends a massive amount of time rehearsing. The reason for this is everything is done live. There are no retakes when you are on stage. Therefore, the actors need to know exactly what they are doing at all times. Wilde says she is not intimidated by acting in front of a live audience.