I Walk Into The Cold Church Basement

1508 Words Feb 8th, 2016 7 Pages
When I walk into the cold church basement, I am immediately overwhelmed with sounds. In one corner, a group of actors are gossiping about the show, the director, the other actors, and how well (or how poorly) everyone else is doing. On stage, some of the younger actors are practicing the dances they are having a tough time with so they can impress the older actors and the choreographer. Around the room, there are smaller groups of people talking, laughing, gossiping, and practicing. In the center of the room, Mr. Daly, our incredibly patient director, is setting up the sound system so we can begin rehearsing as soon as possible. This is my theater community in a nutshell. We gossip about each other and get in arguments over artistic differences, but at the end of the day, we are one big community and we all love each other. While theater is a large community in itself, there are many sub-communities within it. There is the “regular” theater community, which consists of people who enjoy acting in plays as opposed to acting and singing and dancing in musicals. On the other end, there is the musical theater community which consists of those who would rather participate in musicals. Within that community, there are thespians who do musicals because they think they are fun and know the basic plots of the more popular musicals, such as Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, and Rent. There are also the thespians who eat, sleep, and breathe musicals. These are the people who only have…

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