#NMTVotW: Variety of Venues

When people hear “Musical Theatre” they think Broadway, with full performances and storylines with arcs and subplots, intermissions and costumes. Maybe they think of community theatre or touring theatre, again with the same grand gestures.

But the awesome thing about musical theatre, especially NEW musical theatre, is that it isn’t limited to this 2.5 hour structure. Songs can capture full stories as well, and so it’s really cool to see them permeate every possible venue form. Possible places to catch some MT:

  • Concerts (think 54 below, Laurie Beechman, etc in NYC)
  • Showcases and recitals
  • Flashmobs
  • TV (Smash, Glee)
  • Karaoke
  • Open mic nights
  • Ted Talks

Yes, I just said Ted Talks. What an unlikely venue to perform at, and yet this week’s #NMTvotw found a totally unique way to perform the music he loves.

Give it up for Stuart Richey, performing Adam Gwon‘s Away From Here for TedxYouth@Lincoln:

But in addition to celebrating Stuart this week – I’m asking you to brainstorm some other places and ways you perform or wish you performed musical theatre. Comment below or hashtag it: #NMTvenues.

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