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    Jun 5, 2014

    23 Reasons To Go See Live Theatre

    To see shows nearby, check out the School of Theatre + Dance at the University of Florida. Tickets are available for the entire summer season at the University Box Office.

    1. You feel the actors' energy and presence.

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    You go, girl. You defy that gravity.

    2. You forget about everything outside the theatre.

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    Problems? What problems?

    3. It's actually 3D.

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    No glasses needed.

    4. It's live, so anything can happen.

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    5. You get a shared experience with the rest of the audience.

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    6. You'll get all the references from the Tony Awards.

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    The 2014 Tony Awards are this Sunday, June 8th.

    7. You can compare different versions of the same show.

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    Chita Rivera and Karen Olivo both played Anita in West Side Story.

    8. There are so many musicals and plays everywhere.

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    9. You'll find yourself singing to a musical's soundtrack after.

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    "I don't do sadneeeeeeessssss."

    10. You'll sound fancy when you tell people you're going to the theatre.

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    Especially if you say it in an accent.

    11. There are a lot of different shows to choose from.

    12. Lots of famous film actors started on stage, and many film actors do shows on Broadway.

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    Walter White...LIVE!

    13. You can now connect with your theatre major friends on a whole new level.

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    14. You'll be able to compare the play with the movie version, and vice versa.

    15. If you have friends in the show, you can see them become different people.

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    16. There's a show for every age and every reaction.

    17. You secretly wonder what it'd be like to see your name in lights.

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    18. You get emotionally involved with the characters and plot.

    19. Some of the costumes (and costume changes) are simply amazing.

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    Excuse me while I become a princess in 2 seconds.

    20. And then there's the set design.

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    21. Don't forget the props.

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    22. You can meet the actors at the stage door.

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    Idina! Sign my plush cow!

    23. You'll want to come right back to see another show.

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