Audience Members Who Object To A Standing Ovation
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:22 AM
I am a very frequent theatre-goer mainly in London but basically anywhere where there is a show worth seeing and this type of reaction was a shock to me. It left me feeling quite intimidated and unable to enjoy the curtain call.
Has anyone else come across anything like this or has anyone any advise on how to react to this type of thing?
Or does anyone think that standing at the end of a performane is unacceptable?
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:37 AM
Having said that, I only give one if I feel it's deserved - I certainly don't do it for every show I go to, but only if I feel the show as a whole was great or a particular performer has been exceptional. I don't see any problem with it, and I wouldn't stand up at a show where I know the curtain call involves something more than just the cast taking bows, such as the bit of singing they do at the end of WWRY. But in such shows the cast take further bows at the end anyway, so I'd give a standing ovation then. I wouldn't give an ovation jut for the sake of it though, or because most of the audience are standing up. I do get up at most shows, but if I haven't enjoyed the performance, I won't.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:40 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:47 AM
It's your experience, so enjoy it! As someone has already said, the show is over. They are not missing anything. If they want to see the curtain calls they will have to stand. It sounds like they are a little bit ignorant in the ways of the theatre darling!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:32 AM
I've done it but always feel a bit silly!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
If you feel the performance deserves it then of course!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:27 AM
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