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Theatergoer Do's and Don'ts
Theatergoer Do's and Don'ts

AIR DATE: August 28, 2012

According to historians, the custom of applauding dates back to the campfires of early man, where the telling of stories was acknowledged with drumming and the stomping of feet.

We still applaud, but drumming and stomping by audience members is generally discouraged.

As is cell phone use and loud talking.

Some of these are obvious rules, or should be, but with a new performing arts center in town, perhaps Las Vegans need to be reminded of just how to properly behave at the theatre.


Steve Sebelius, columnist, Las Vegas Review Journal

Myron Martin, President and CEO of the Smith Center

Wei-Wei Le, violinist

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    Yes, the loud talkers are very rude. However, there is also the matter of the chairs in the box seats being moved back and forth along the floor. Why is there no carpeting? Inevitably someone scoots their chair across the floor at a quiet moment in the performance. Terribly annoying and such an easy fix!
    A RichardsAug 27, 2012 15:40:14 PM
    Carpet is a sound killer; hence no carpet in the boxes. Simple solution: nylon glides
    Don StewartAug 27, 2012 17:25:29 PM
    Can you please comment on people leaving their seats and entering the theatre while a song is being played. So annoying and RUDE. And some audience members do this multiple times at the Smith Center!
    Toni Fahnestock Aug 24, 2012 10:44:15 AM
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