Happy New Year, friends, readers and fellow theater lovers! What would ringing in a new year be without a little introspection and goal setting? Around this time every year, I try to make a few theater-related resolutions, set with high hopes and realistic expectations. And so, here's my stab at 2024!
I've narrowed it down to three this year, and they all kinda go hand-in-hand.
See as many new musicals as possible. Surely I am not alone in my disbelief that so many new musicals seem to be rushing to open this season. I can't understand the thinking behind creating a glut in the market like this. But, hey, it ain't my money to lose. As a lover of musicals, though, I'm thrilled to have so many to choose from. But, as I don't live in NYC, and even day trips are pricey, it looks like being able to see all the new ones isn't really possible, so I'll settle for seeing as many as I can. Choices will have to be made...
Find theater in a variety of venues and genres. Of course, Broadway shouldn't be the only venue where I seek out theater. I'm looking forward to checking out some of the great regional theater nearby. Heck, I'm hoping to do something I haven't done in years - going to a dinner theater! A Chorus Line in the round... that should really be interesting! And definitely more plays!