Saturday, June 06, 2009

"What Is With People Who Think They're In Their Own Living Rooms?"

"What Is With People Who Think They're In Their Own Living Rooms?"

Welcome to those readers who are finding Steve On Broadway (SOB) for the very first time after reading this morning's Wall Street Journal story on theatre etiquette (or the seeming complete lack thereof).

Over the last few years, I've written plenty on this trying topic, so here are the links to each of those pieces:

SOB's Theatre Etiquette Part One
SOB's Theatre Etiquette Part Two
SOB's Theatre Etiquette Part Three
SOB's Theatre Etiquette Part Four

If you happen to recall the notorious incident that inflamed Patti LuPone (and was mentioned in the same Wall Street Journal story) earlier this year, well, I was there. Click here for my very own first hand account.

Finally, if you're reading this, chances are you are not part of the problem when it comes to boorish behavior. So thank you for showing courtesy to those around you and remembering that you're part of a larger communal experience. Enjoy the show!

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 06 June, 2009, Blogger karigee said...

This is so exciting -- your wisdom carries well, SOB!

At 07 June, 2009, Blogger crossoverman said...

When I saw August Osage County, the moment where Little Charles decides against revealing his secret to the family with the line "I forget" was preceded by someone in the audience shouting the same thing.

And two nights ago I was at the bar the theatre where Billy Elliot is playing (in Melbourne). I was there for drinks, not to see the show - but two women who were late and locked out for the first eight minutes of the show decided at the 7 minute mark to rush into the bar and down a shot of vodka each, almost being locked out for a second time. Then they were being loud while they were ushered in. I pity the rest of the audience.

At 08 June, 2009, Blogger Esther said...

Yay Steve! What a perfect quote. I'm so happy for you!


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