Moana Jr. - May 19 - May 21, 2022

Kilgore Gifted Center

 Audience Etiquette 

Let's help our students be the best they can be! 


Turn Off Your Cell Phone

Somehow the most obvious rule of good theatre etiquette is still the most often disregarded. Turn it off, people. Turn. It. Off. And, no, putting your cell phone on vibrate isn’t good enough – the people next to you can hear that weird buzzing sound, too. Be present for the moment.


Don’t Send Text Messages During the Show

You may think you’re being all incognito, but in a darkened theatre, the light from your cell phone screen is incredibly distracting to those around you. And why do you still have your phone on anyway? We just told you to turn it off!


There is no flash photography or videoing allowed in the theatre.

As mentioned above it is super distracting to the other people who are trying to watch the show. Beyond that, it is distracting to the performers who are prepared to give you the best performance possible. It is illegal to record the show and violates our copyright contract.


Don’t Talk During the Show

A quick whisper to your neighbor, or an audible reaction to something interesting that happens on stage is fine (this is the live theatre, not the morgue), but keep conversations to the intermission and after the show. 


Bring crying babies to the lobby

We love that you are starting their love of theatre young! However, it makes it hard for the students to stay focused and for the other audience members to enjoy the show.


Stay seated unless there is an emergency

Try to save bathroom breaks for intermission! 


Clap between scenes, but do not yell or call out names

Your enthusiasm for the show is wonderful but should be calmed down out of consideration for both the audience and the performers. It is a theatre performance, not a rock concert, not an arena or a sports stadium. Save your whooping for the final curtain call, where you can whoop as much as you would like. Whoop, whoop!

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