Amelie ensemblist Jacob Keith Watson discusses the most special aspects of a Broadway opening night:
"Opening Night is truly one of the most special things you get to participate in as an actor. There is nothing like it. The buzz in the air, the excitement and energy. One of the coolest things to me is the idea that opening night is the last time the show is being viewed without professional critical reviews available to affect your opinion (for better or worse). The opening night crowd is the last one to see it with those pure eyes.
"The audience is also filled with family, friends, industry people, agents....it's just so wonderful. They are supportive and loving. It's easily the most energetic and exciting performance in the entire run.
"One of my favorite things is the party. You finally get to celebrate with everyone who had a part in the crazy, wild process of getting this show to Broadway. Everyone from the Front of House crew to the actors to the entire creative team is there, celebrating the piece of the theatre you just sent out into the world. It's truly unparalleled."
Listen to our Opening Night episode here.