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Audience Etiquette (From a Long-Term Theater House Manager)

Folks, it’s time for some Theater Audience Etiquette Real Talk. Perhaps you have heard how Tom Hiddleston brilliantly handled a ringing cell phone during a recent performance of Betrayal on Broadway? Or maybe you remember the late Richard Griffiths berating an audience member using their cell phone during a performance of The History Boys and asking him to leave the building. Here are our 5 top tips on how to become a better audience member at the theater.
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It’s Pantomime Season! Oh no, it isn’t!

Join StageAgent on a whistle stop tour through the history and evolution of the modern day pantomime. Who are the character archetypes that appear in pantos? What are some of the typical staging elements in a panto? How does pantomime relate to commedia dell’arte? And how might elements of panto show up in mainstream theatre? Read Alexandra Appleton’s latest blog and explore all that is the pantomime.
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What’s Going Down in London Theatre?

After last month’s 2017 Tony Awards in New York, we thought it would be interesting to see what is hot over in the London theatre scene a few months after the super exciting Olivier Award winners were revealed at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Here’s is a selection of some of the hottest tickets in town, many coming from or to Broadway.
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Opera 101: What IS Opera, Doc? An Art Form Is Born

For many generations, a kid’s first exposure to opera was in cartoons with Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. But what is opera, really? Opera is a difficult word to define in a larger context, as many things fall under its umbrella, but, in simplest form, opera is a theatrical work told through music and singing. And StageAgent is going to spend some time looking at many of the elements of opera in a new series of posts: Opera 101.

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