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It's World Theatre Day 2024!

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Albus_Scope
Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team


Back in 1961, the International Theatre Institute (ITI) decided to throw a big bash for all the theatre lovers out there, and they called it World Theatre Day. It's like a global theater family reunion, held every 27th of March. ITI Centres and theatre aficionados from all over the world will be joining hands (or maybe jazz hands?) to celebrate this special occasion.

Folk from every nook and cranny of the globe come together to put on all sorts of amazing theatre events. It's like a theatrical carnival, with performances, workshops, and maybe even a bit of dramatic flair thrown in for good measure.

One of the highlights is the World Theatre Day Message. It's like getting a heartfelt letter from a superstar of the stage, sharing their thoughts on theater and spreading good vibes about peace and harmony. It all started back in '62 when the legendary Jean Cocteau penned the first-ever Message. Since then, it's become a tradition to hear from someone amazing, whether they're a theatre legend or just an all-around awesome human being. This year, the message is from the Norwegian writer and playwright Jon Fosse. :)

The Message isn't just for people who can make it to the theaters. It's translated into over 50 languages and broadcast to thousands of people around the world. We're talking radio, TV, newspapers—everywhere! So for those of us who are unable to make it, we can still join in. 

So, let's raise the curtains, dim the lights, and celebrate the magic of theater together, spreading joy, love, and a whole lot of laughter along the way! 🎭✨


Do you have a favorite play or musical? Who's your favorite actor who's trodden the boards?  Let me know!

xAlbusx

Albus (he/him)

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  • Zimba
    Zimba Community member Posts: 1,873 Pioneering
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    @Albus_Scope
    I have seen a few but got to say I loved Pricilla queen of the desert from down to the songs, dancing and costumes it was great fun. I also liked Wicked, again for the music/vocals and the Dragon that swings out above heads blowing out smoke. The Lady Killers was also good, great acting. I saw the Titanic musical more recently it was eye opener but a hard watch, it was very moving at the end when the curtain went down it listed all the names of the people who lost their life’s.
    My next one on the cards to see is An Officer and a Gentleman which was given to me as a Xmas present, so keeping fingers crossed it will be good, trying to sit through one that isn’t with the people who brought you the ticket requires a lot of masking 😬🙂.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Oh Pricilla was amazing!  I loved the film also.   I used to love the theatre when I was younger and could get out more.  I still have a soft spot for Starlight Express.  :D 

    If the theatre can really conjure up real emotions, you know they've done a great job, so well done Titanic! 
    I hope your xmas prezzy is great! I'd be wearing a big hoodie so I didnt have to mask as hard haha.
    Albus (he/him)

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  • Zimba
    Zimba Community member Posts: 1,873 Pioneering
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    On my bucket list is Les Misérables 🙂 one day, maybe…It’s a bit hit and miss with me now when I go to see a show to be honest, I really have to push myself, my glasses are my superpower barrier from the moment I start my day until the end, but I do like a hoodie too that also works.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    I'm glad you've found your 'Anxiety Armour' it's different for everyone, but can be amazing when you find something that works. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

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