Like New York City in the summer, the campaign to keep Broadway live just keeps getting hotter! We are rapidly approaching 5,000 signatures to our petition demanding Broadway producers give you the robust musical experience you pay for and deserve. If you haven’t signed the petition yet, you can do on the right side of this page. It only takes a moment!
We continue to get comments from you—theater lovers of all ages—telling us about the profound impact live music has had on you. Some of our favorites are below.
What You’re Telling Us:
The feel of live music cannot be duplicated… I thought Broadway would be a once in a lifetime experience for me, but now I know I cannot imagine my life without going back again, and again, and hopefully again!
My first Broadway musical experience was a dream come true. Our junior high school band director took all of the members on a bus trip from southwestern Virginia to New York City to see The Phantom of the Opera… Many of us had never heard professional musicians like this before, and the beautiful sweeping score reinforced what we could do if we just practiced a little bit more, tried a little bit harder. That performance was a life-changer for me… I hope to one day give someone else that experience our band director gave us and remind someone why music makes life worth living.
I saw my first Broadway musical, Pippin, as a junior in high school. From the first note of the Overture I was hooked and have been ever since! It was an experience I will never forget. I can’t imagine going to see a Broadway musical and not hearing a live orchestra. I believe the actors and musicians feed off one another’s energy and this enhances the performance. Please, please, please KEEP LIVE MUSIC!
Thanks again to Cindy, Brianna, Judy, and everyone else who has written in. If you have an experience you’d like to share, or just want to a message to producers, please visit our contact page – you might see your comments a future post!