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Are Latecomers Really Welcome?

We post about theater etiquette quite a bit here on Selling Out. (You can see people’s biggest theater etiquette pet peeve here.) Maddy Costa writes about relaxed performances for Exeunt Magazine: This “means every performance starts with an announcement that latecomers are welcome, as is a return to the performance for anyone who needs to leave to use the toilet or get a drink or just have a quiet moment in the chill-out room, and movement both physical and vocal …

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A “Wow” at the Symphony

AV News reported on a cute story at the Boston Symphony Hall: “The Handel And Haydn Society orchestra was performing at the Boston Symphony Hall. Just after the final rest of Mozart’s ‘Masonic Funeral Music,’ an unseen kid yelled out ‘wow!’ in apparently unvarnished appreciation of what he’d just heard. Everyone laughed and applauded the moment.” While this is certainly a pleasant outburst, there are some behaviors that theatergoers do not appreciate. Goldstar surveyed more than 1,000 members as well …

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