Op-Ed: More Movies to Theater Please

When you find a movie that really speaks to you, you’ll want to watch it over and over again. If you’re a really big fan, you may go as far as interviews with the actors and writers, trying to soak up as much of the content as you can. That is what makes movies made into theater pieces so exciting. What better and new way to enjoy something you already love, than the opportunity to see it on stage. 

Whether it is Broadway or your city’s local theater, news that a movie you enjoy is going to be portrayed in live time is always exciting. While it may be an odd choice, Little Shop of Horrors is one of my childhood favorites. An incredibly funny, touching, and fun musical released in 1982, I had always thought it would make such a great play. That’s why when I found out my local theater was putting it on, I had to be there.

Movies that are adapted to plays are also a great way to keep people interested in theater. In a world where streaming services have made entertainment as simple as a few clicks, theater has become a less popular form of entertainment. However, taking something that people already love and transforming it into a live performance is a great way to keep people intrigued. 

If someone doesn’t already love the experience of going to a show, offering something they know and love is a great way to peak their interest. Likewise, watching the ways in which a theater company transforms what you know from the screen into a set, costumes, dialogue and sometimes even music adds an element of mystery to the experience. More movies to theater offers a great way to continue what is already so great about going to see a play or musical.

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