Why is it important to support the arts in your community? Looking at the big picture, does it make any difference if you attend a community theatre production?
The answer is yes. Whether it is semi-professional or wholly amateur, Community theatre contributes, not only to the arts but, to your community as a whole.
Firstly, community theatre allows aspiring actors and lifetime theatre hobbyists to come together and hone their craft. It creates a sense of accomplishment and develops a community spirit as cast and crew work towards a common goal. Whether the performers intend to fly off to an audition in New York City after the curtain falls, or simply plan to go home to their families and day jobs, a community theatre production provides its cast and crew with a second family, a support system, and a strong sense of pride in their contribution to the arts in their community.
But a local production does not only give back to those on-stage, it also provides the c