Why we all do theatre by James Marino

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    If you can't read the text, it says:

    It was generally agreed by all that the show was "kind of rough" (tech wise). But after the show we learned that there was a 5 year old autistic child in the house. He had never spoken. But as the lights went down, he began to talk. In full sentences. He called the teacher by name. She had no idea he even knew her name. He was engaged in the show - at one point commenting to the teacher that if there is a dragon then there will be fire. And there was fire. He talked all throughout the show. When the lights came back up - he quit talking and returned to his world. So, yes, I could list all the little things that wrong today but that is not what this show is about. And that little boy certainly didn't see those things as he sat talking in the dark theatre watching Harold and his Purple Crayon.


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    Published on Thursday, February 02, 2012

The last five James Marino articles:

Jul 30, 2011: Review: Hairspray at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY

Aug 16, 2010: Getting your stories listed on BroadwayStars

Jul 24, 2010: Results from The July 2010 BroadwayStars Site Survey

May 28, 2009: REASONS TO BE PRETTY, BILLY ELLIOT, AND UNIVERSAL ROBOTS TAKE TOP HONORS IN FIRST EVER THEATER BLOGGER AWARDS

Sep 11, 2008: iPhone test


For an archive of all the James Marino articles, click here.

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