There is so much that I love about smaller theatre companies and production. There is nothing that compares to a small intimate show, where you feel a part of what you are watching. Don't get me wrong, I love the big budget musical extravaganzas as much as the next person, but nothing compares to a house that fits just over or under 100 patrons, and a small cast acting and singing their hearts out. You don't need helicopters, pyrotechnics, or falling chandeliers to tell an amazing, emotional story. Wednesday night proved that once again. The singers used their considerable talents to suck us in with every note. Each song was heartfelt, funny, romantic, or sad as the tune and lyrics required.
Do yourselves a favour, seek out smaller companies, see what the independent producers are doing in your towns. If you happen to be in Toronto before this Sunday, try to stop on by the Toronto Centre for the Arts and check out the show.