Saturday, May 30, 2009

Age Appropriate

Age Appropriate

Thursday's issue of The New York Times has an excellent article from Robin Pogrebin that should be required reading for all parents wishing to take their children to a Broadway show, along with the pre-show conversations worth having with them.

It also helps to know how young is too young, as Gratuitous Violins has recently pointed out quite eloquently. Parents need to remember that other audience members have paid to see the same performance that their own squealers may be ruining.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 01 June, 2009, Blogger Vance said...

AH! I was just emailing Esther about the 5-6 yr old behind me at Sound of Music who spoke in regular voice the whole 2hr 45 min show. And the parents did NOTHING. Next time, I'm printing the article out and keeping copies in my bag to hand out.

At 01 June, 2009, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Vance, I just attended the movie "Terminator" last night and found a mother and father had brought their baby with them. Not only was the baby crying throughout the show, but the mother walked back and forth across the theatre. My message is simple: if you have enough dollars to go see a movie, you should have enough to get a babysitter.

At 01 June, 2009, Blogger Vance said...

a BABY? the noise level ALONE for the baby should get those parents smacked. (Sadly, I've heard friends with the same story).

Seriously, people need to take a test before they are allowed to have kids.

At 02 June, 2009, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Management was nowhere to be found.


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