Staff Picks: First show we’re going to see when theatres reopen
Theatre is coming back really soon. After a year of lockdown, we’re looking forward to a brighter future filled with in-person shows and theatre magic. We’re so excited that we’re already planning our first trips back to the theatre.
To celebrate the return to TodayTix, we’re sharing the shows we can’t wait to see. From seeing musicals for the first time, to watching our favorite production again and again, here’s what we’re excited for.
Quinn, Operations Team
Honestly, I just want to hear a live, sweeping overture again. I want to hear the orchestra warm up. I want to sit in a massive theatre with other people again. I want to feel that nervous excitement as the curtain starts to rise! I want to be there when Glinda appears in her bubble again (spoiler alert!) for the first time in over a year. There is a simple joy that one derives from hearing the ensemble hold out the last 8 count at the end of act one that can’t be replaced by a Seamless delivery driver.
Sophie, Marketing Team
Unbelievably, I’ve never seen Les Mis on stage, and once theatres open again, I just want to hear the people sing. I’ll probably cry the entire time just because I’m seeing live theatre again, but “Bring Him Home” really will be something special. You’ll have to hold me back from running onto the barricade though…
Courtney, Creative Studio
Whilst I’ve seen the show many times, the pandemic has really brought new meaning to the work for me. This time has highlighted the value in human connection and the power of a community to take care of their own, and pull outsiders in, in a crisis. Plus, because the story’s a tearjerker already, no one will question me weeping straight through the show simply because I’m sitting inside a theater again.
Tina, Social Media
I had tickets to see Company on March 14, 2020– two days after the shutdown. I’d seen it in London a year earlier and was so struck by it in every possible way, it was pretty much all I thought about for the next year (minus 2 days). When Broadway comes back, I will pay any price to see that show in any seat. I will pay tuition. I will personally transport Patti LuPone from her basement to the Jacobs Theatre. And once we’re all there, I will sob and sob and sob until next March, just for good measure.