Like the title states, my DH and I went to see Les Mis on Saturday night at the Academy of Music in Philly. Now, I have been going to see musicals, concerts, ballet, etc since I was a young girl, and I knew THEN, at 10, the proper way to act when you are seeing a show. Now, it's been many years since I've been to the Academy to see a performance, but I cannot believe how rude and inconsiderate grown adults have become.
First, my BIGGEST pet peeve, I must have heard at least 8 cell phones go off various times throughout the performance. HELLO???!! Common sense should tell these people to make sure the volume is turned off BEFORE the show begins!
Second, people talking during the performance. I'm not talking about the occaisional whispered comments, I'm talking whispered conversations. The group of people behind me continued talking a while after the show started and only stopped when I turned around and stared at them.
Last, and I know this can't be helped sometimes, people coming in late. Right as the 2nd act was going to begin, a bunch of people walked in and tried to seat themselves in the dark (of course, this was in the empty row right in front of us). Like I said, I know things happen and one can show up late, but it's still frustrating.
Other than that, we had a wonderful time. I LOVE Les Mis and have had the soundtrack going thru my head for the past 2 days!
"To love another person is to see the face of God......"
In June..Swan Lake!!! I think I'll try for box seats, then no one will be around me! (Yeah, like I can afford that!
Thanks for letting me rant!