Friday night audiences are commonly believed to be the least responsive. There are lots of theories about why this is, but the basic fact remains that Friday night audiences usually are the least lively audiences in any given week.
But at "The Drowsy Chaperone" last night, August 1st, the audience was actually exceptionally light -- not in attitude, but actually in physical numbers. Just before the lights went down, I looked around and saw that the Orchestra section of the Orpheum was about one-third empty.
What a pity.
The show is tremendous fun, and the cast all turned in wonderful performances (especially Jonathan Crombie as "Man In Chair"). The audience that was there was enthusiastic about what they saw.
So if you're debating whether to go, it would appear that there are still some decent seats to be had for the remaining shows. If last night is anything to judge by.
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