I’m finding myself thinking about theatrical spectacle of late. Â Most of the theatre that have been doing lately, could be described as “small scale”: A few actors, on a mostly bare stage with just the suggestion of a set. Â And while that kind of theatre can often be engaging and entertaining, I want to do something…bigger. Â I want to create theatre that has both substance, and a visual appeal, something that sticks in the memory of the people seeing it. Â I’m not talking just about great costumes, but I’m talking about large cast, with live music, and perhaps dance. Something multi-disciplinary. Â I have ideas that I’m working on, scripts that I’m editing that will fit the bill. Sadly, the only thing that stands in the way is finances. Â The ideas I have are expensive.
Perhaps one day.
What do you think ofÂ spectacleÂ in theatre? Â Do you find it missing of late (outside of the big budget broadway-style musicals)? Â Do you enjoy it? Â Or does it annoy you (or worse)?