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Organic Curtain Call Shows Potential Value of Devalued Ovations

By Jay Ménard,

I experienced something special Thursday night — an ovation that meant something.

“But Jay,” you might be saying. “Every show I go to gets an ovation.” And that’s exactly the problem. But at Thursday night’s performance of The Woolgather*, I experienced an ovation that felt organic. It was an ovation that resulted in two curtain calls — something that veteran theatre goers in London suggested hasn’t happened in decades.

It was an ovation that was heartfelt, honest, and mattered. And that’s where the difference lies. Continue reading

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