Dear Actors & Crew......Thank You for Tonight

Chris Peterson

OnStage Founder & Editor in Chief

Dear Cast & Crew of the shows we just saw, 

Thank you for the past couple of hours. Thank you for an incredible night of theatre. 

With your performances and work, you impacted an entire audience of people. 

You made us laugh. You made us cry. You made us think. You let us escape our world and enter yours, even for a brief moment. 

It probably wasn't easy. God knows what kind of day you had before coming to the theatre. Maybe your job was stressing you out. Maybe you were at the end of a horrendous tech week. Maybe your personal life was crumbling around you. 

But when the lights went down and the curtain went up, you left all of that behind and became your characters. And we believed every second of it. 

You may never know what your performance did for some of us tonight. You may have inspired a young child to want to become an actor or designer. You may have been the encouragement someone needed to get back up on that stage. You may have changed someone's life for the better. 

Some of us were your families and friends, and we couldn't be prouder of you. 

Maybe you felt you didn't give the performance or there were things that didn't go as planned. You may be doubting your talents right now. You may be thinking that this will be your last show. We hope that's not the case. 

Remember, at the end of the day, you got on that stage in the first place. You succeeded in doing something that only a few can say they've done, you performed or ran a show.

We clapped at the end of the show, but sometimes applause aren't simply enough. Which is why we wanted to write this letter to you.

And while we may never forget tonight's performance, the best part is, we're coming back tomorrow night. 

Thank You, 

Your Audience.