Tag Archives: etiquette

Remembering LA Theater Internet Pioneer Geoff Hoff

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Bitter Lemons:  Geoff Hoff, founder of LA Theater Review  and a pioneer in getting Los Angeles theater onto the Internet, died on November 18, 2015.  He was 60 years old.  David Jette, who wrote for Hoff, provides a personal remembrance. Here’s an editorial Hoff wrote in 2010 about theater etiquette.

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Fan Disrupts First Preview of Thérèse Raquin

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Playbill.com: The first preview of Broadway’s Thérèse Raquin Oct. 1 was disrupted when a fan in the mezzanine began shouting his love for leading lady Keira Knightley, and attempted to propose marriage before he was escorted out by security. “Never a dull moment on 54th Street!” http://bit.ly/1OehELq

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Audience Member Seeks Relief Backstage During Performance

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Playbill: Oh No She Didn’t! There are many kinds of actor nightmares, but this looks like a new one. An intoxicated audience member climbed onto the stage of the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA,  in the middle of Tina McCoy and Cal Chandler’s onstage duet “Alleluia” during an actual performance of The Fix, and exited through a door on the set seeking a restroom. http://bit.ly/1WAB6UT

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When the Audience Phones It In

Why are you here? This is not one of the metaphysical questions Gauguin painted.  It is a very direct question.  You are, after all, seated in a theater and waiting for the show to begin. So. Back to the question: Why are you here? Is it because you know someone in the show?  A roommate?  A friend?  Perhaps your orientationally-appropriate partner wanted to see this ...

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