Theater Talk: Mid-season 'look back' reveals a demise in social interaction

Dec 29, 2017

The same economic, cultural and social forces that affect society affect the theater scene, including more use of social media and less face-to-face social interaction in the theater community.

Social interactions among theater people have changed since the rise of online social media and the demise of common meeting places such as Ray Flynn's.


THE LION KING, touring production of the Broadway musical by Elton John & Tim Rice, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Through Jan 7, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 1, plus Dec 21, 27 & 29 at 1.  Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE LION KING, touring production continues at Shea's over the New Year, until January 7, 2018.


MAMMA MIA!, musical based on the songs of ABBA, directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato (who directed last Fall's THE PRODUCERS) Jan 5- 28, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

Listings adapted from "On the Boards" appearing in Artvoice.