In a week chock full of plays, I finally managed to stay all the way through “Trailer Park Musical” on Friday and traveled with most of the Tlines to the rollicking “Altar Boyz” out at the Mill on Saturday. I’ll try to get some more distinct words down on virtual paper about each of them but the first quick thing to say is how cool it is that each performance I saw had a smattering of other theater folks in the audience.
There was a little clique of “Annie” cast members taking advantage of the night off to see “Well” when I went on Thursday. Then I chatted with two lovely Thibodeau family members, Sophia Foley’s lovely mother and lovely director-around-town Deb Clinton at “Trailer Park” before taking my seat next to the lovely and enthusiastic Jackie Jones. It certainly made for a lovely evening. And I’m not sure but I think I spied Elise Boyd – a semi-regular down at Sycamore Rouge – at “Altar Boyz.”
I just think there’s no better support of theater than to actually go see the shows, whether you’re in the business or not. Excitement in the theater translates into excitement about theater, right?