Oliver Twist : The Musical

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While it is important to examine the performers and how they affect the overall performance, it is also equally indispensable to look at an in depth analysis of the audience of Oliver Twist: The Musical and how the audience members play a role in the performance as well due to their own experiences and attitudes regarding the selected text. Starting with a demographic analysis (or examining the audience according to the groups or populations they represent) of the audience, as an audience member myself I noticed through observation and assumption, that there was a wide variety of ethnicities, ages, genders, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and occupations. The audience of Oliver Twist: The Musical was not a homogeneous group in any sense of the word, but rather a group of heterogeneous listeners who represented several demographic categories. Although there was a wide variety of demographics in the audience, the production team selected a musical production that considered a wide range of audience members. When doing an in depth analysis of Oliver Twist: The Musical, it is important to examine the psychological and emotional aspects of the audience as well, including the audience members’ beliefs, attitudes, and actions, and their emotions and needs. According to communication theorist Barnett Pearce, “our beliefs, attitudes, and actions, are our core resources. [These] are three aspects of our psychological makeup. These entities are not separate or static,
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