What is Live & About?
A Journey in Musical Languages across the Spectrum of Music-Theatre
Through Performance & Conversation
Alliance for New Music-Theatre hosts a monthly theatre-going group – Live & About – which celebrates the richness and diversity of music-theatre in the greater Washington, DC area. We attend theatre performances together, hold post performance discussions and analysis, and continue the conversation virtually through this site.
Participants will enjoy the experience of attending performances as a group, expanding their appetites and critical appreciation for new forms of music-theatre, and supporting a variety of large and smaller music-theatre companies in our nation’s capital. After each show, they will have the opportunity to deepen their experience by engaging with other group members in an informal gathering and sharing in discussions that bring in different perspectives to understand the deeper intentions of the show’s creators and enrich everyone’s experience.
We have arranged the Live & About Seasons on a subscription basis with our group discounts. We believe the experience is enhanced when discussions build from work to work; and it allow us at Alliance to secure group discounts for the season to support the full spectrum of DC music-theatre.
- A series where people gather to see an eclectic mix of music-theatre forms in a variety of DC’s most exciting venues then participate in lively and informative discussions following every performance to discuss together interpretive issues and other inquiry-generated thoughts about the show and creators.
- A series where newcomers to DC or the theatre scene get introduced to some of the top shows in town.
- A series where you get to continue to mull over and share thoughts through discussing and blogging what YOU think about shows instead of being told what to think by people sitting on a stage.
- Get “in the know,” be entertained, and have your theatrical and musical minds wowed
- Know that your subscription supports new works, a range of theatres and styles of music-theatre, and some pretty spectacular local artists and will help build an even stronger Washington theatre community.
Please go to our Live & About Blog page and leave your comments for each show you attend.
Alliance for New Music-Theatre is pleased to announce our 2019 Winter/Spring season of “Live & About” as we join again with OLLI at AU for this special outreach and community engagement series.