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1) Why did you go to the LA Weekly first for an interview? Nobody reads the LA Weekly anymore? Don’t you know they are as about as in-touch with LA Theater as the out-of-touch LA Times? What were you thinking? BF: Our mission is to introduce theater to everyone, including the “out-of-touch” ones. But, anyway, here I am at Bitter Lemons. The big leagues. :) 1a) Okay, that wasn’t really a question, more like an outburst, but thank you for making us feel good. So, the real first...

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When Does The Show Begin?

By Mike Abramson   Posted 4.5.2016   Front of House, Usher, Aisle, Show, Theatre
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As a house manager, patrons often ask me “When does the show begin?” I look at them matter-of-factly and reply, “Why…the show has already begun!” The reactions I get vary. Some glance at me with a puzzled look, while others resort to shear panic. I then explain, “On paper, the show begins at 8pm but technically, the show began the second you pulled into our parking lot and met ...

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