I am so lucky that professional theater is right in my backyard. I love all types of theater: semi professional, community, high school, and even the occasional grammar school production; but there is no business like show business done by a professional cast. Period.
Take Book of Mormon...raucous, X-rated fun. The audience was in hysterics. I could not believe the cleverness of this show, which is a bit of a new-comer to the theatrical scene. I am sure that I will attend local performances of BOM in the future, but nothing (except a trip to Broadway) will top this San Francisco production in my Memory Book. Yes, it takes a pro.
And now take A Little Night Music, the opposite side of the musical coin... formal, PG rated fun. Sondheim takes his audience on a melodic journey that is not to be easily forgotten. Since the show originated in the 70s, I have been able to see local productions of this show, and - while I enjoyed these smaller presentations - there is no comparison to what the pros are able to accomplish with the same material.
No Biz like Pro Biz. I guess that's why they get the bucks.
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