Early curtain times for Broadway
Posted 17 September 2002 - 03:33 AM
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Posted 17 September 2002 - 11:32 AM
I wish they'd do a matinee performance during the week like ABT does. It would be a nice excuse to have to leave early from work!
Posted 17 September 2002 - 11:40 AM
Given the size of most of the American public, having a light meal will not hurt, one night a week.
Given the changes in family dynamics in the last half century, I would think that an earlier curtain would be easier for most women--we still have things to do at home after we finish attending ballet performances, not to mention jobs to get ready for the next day.
This is not intended to provoke discussion, just an opinion.
Posted 17 September 2002 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 18 September 2002 - 04:33 AM
Alexandra, is there any way of identifying other Ballet Alertnicks, i.e., a lapel pin or something like that? I know Opera-L has them, and they have designated a sort of informal, yet specific meeting place at the Met, which is called "the Millo Pole." It would be nice to have a place where Alertnicks could gather at City Center during the San Francisco and ABT seasons -- maybe the head of the stairs on the mezzanine level? other suggestions?
Posted 18 September 2002 - 07:05 AM
"Lee Wheatley, director of sales at the opera company, said it was difficult to measure OperaVision's impact on ticket sales, but he said more people were requesting seats upstairs to watch it. 'I think it makes the opera a little more accessible,' he said. 'It enhances your vision.'"
This development holds the promise of further progress. Perhaps NYCB, say, could follow the lead of Letterman and Leno and tape its performances at five or six o'clock. This would please the early-curtain fans. The rest of us would go to the theater later and see the performances on television. ;)
Posted 18 September 2002 - 10:58 AM
I, for one, pretty much have to go straight to the theater from the office, so I like the early curtain since that means I get to my post-performance dinner (not to mention bed!) that much sooner.
Posted 20 September 2002 - 10:09 AM
a) get the attention of their waiter... twice, to get the check & pay
B) stop in the restroom
c) get the coat from checkroom
By the way, how do my Ballet Talk mates feel about the recent increase in women using men's restrooms? I see this especially in older facilities, but also at performances where women (and little girls) predominate.
Posted 20 September 2002 - 11:26 AM
As for ladies' rooms -- a delicate subject. I don't think there's a trend, however. The lines have traditionally been longer at ladies' rooms for a variety of reasons, not all of which are suitable for discussion on these boards. However, I will say that I notice both men and women taking advantage of empty booths intended for the opposite sex at locations where the restrooms are constructed in such a way as to allow this to take place with relative discretion.
Posted 20 September 2002 - 03:50 PM
I like this. The kids can manage a 7:30 curtain and still get to bed reasonably on time. Me too.
I'm a confirmed East Coaster at heart, but one of the things I like about the Midwest is the shifted entertainment schedule. All the good TV shows are on at 9 pm, and the news is over by 10:30.
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