I Love Broadway Show, I Hate The Audiences
I don't go to Broadway shows very often (btw, in case you don't know, Broadway shows aren't on Broadway; it just refers to the size of the theatre.) Most of the shows I've seen are in smaller venues, which tend to be more intimate and interesting. And the audiences aren't so annoying.
Tonight I decided to pony up and see "Hadestown," a wonderful musical which I only know about because I saw the composer, Anais Mitchell, perform solo last summer at Lincoln Center.
Okay, I'll say this: the show was spectacular, and worth every cent of the $60 I payed for it (the average ticket price is about $100, but I got a leftover seat in the balcony a few days ago.....)
The audience: OMFG! First of all, 50% of the audience were white suburban teenage girls who drool over this type of thing. I had one sitting next to me, and she bawled for the last 45 minutes of the show.
The other 45% the "basic" young white couples who are out on a "date." They look at their watches, wondering how much the babysitter is costing them.
and then there's me. It was a real spectacle, and I'm glad I saw it.