It is a pleasure to see plays and hear musicals live. The emotions that are stirred up through song and dialog (American English spelling) at times can make you clap your hands, laugh, cry, and know the lives of the characters.
You have to be sitting comfortably in your seats before the opening overture or prologue of any play starts. It often sets the theme of the story.
E.g. Who is this person or persons? What do they believe? What is his or her state of mind at this time? The music from the overture will sometimes be played softly and powerfully throughout the show to help audiences to understand the situation and emotions. You cannot help but appreciate the creative minds of the actors, composers, and writers when such plays are carried out with well thought-out precision.
Audiences the world over have enjoyed seeing Jean Valjean’s trialsome, yet redeemable life; in Les Misérables. There is a nemesis with a determination to thwart Jean Valjean’s progress like no other. When you watch Javert (police inspector) in this beginning scene you are able to grasp his role and what will be his driving force throughout the show?
Plays and musical theater are a nice way to relax, have fun, and learn something at the same time. If you get a chance to see an up building play this summer, then by all means do. You will not be disappointed!