Yesterday I finished rehearsals at the exact time that HSM’s matinee preview finished. I heard the noise coming from the foyer and peeped in and there were hordes of screaming kids coming out of the Opera Theatre at Artscape.
When I left the building via the stage door there were groups of kids waiting for their lifts in the parking lot. Some of them caught a glimpse of HSM cast members in their dressing room windows and they started screaming and running. I was reminded of the old footage of The Beatles arriving in America.
I think it is so cool. Young kids are being blown away by the show. Apparently it is a really brilliant stage production with an awesome cast and crew and design team. What a brilliant thing that kids are being turned on to theatre.