Thanks to the ladies and gentlemen in the aisles who handle the unimpressive stuff. Up to the last minute. The theater life makes the production tempo pick up. Until the lights go on.
Audiences have to fall in line, and take their seats, without tripping on a cup, next January, before Tonio and Neda can fall in love in the doomed Pagliacci story. Leoncavallo still counts on a hospitable housekeeper touch.
Off stage, the housekeepers on the 200 plus theater staff take the real dirt out of the show casted story. Agreeing to do the patron's bit work gives those who have not a practical easy life an opportunity to help make the downtown theater district come alive with the limelight found in the performing arts.
Need a way in? Now hiring. The short shift work fits right in the full time, part time, and college schedules.
San DIegans on a show list pay to get a ticket checked after a greeting and a playbill. Ushers carry in the guests to the seats, side to side, every time the song in Pagliacci will repeat the lessons love sets up for the struck, and the jaded.
Audience time runs out. Team handiwork never does.