Movies or Live Performance? Which is Better?

Photo by: NounProject

Photo by: NounProject

Sam W., Staff Writer

   Have you ever seen a play or musical before or have you thought about it? For all who have yet to go to one, they can be fantastic for interested people. When asked whether you would see a live performance or watch movies and tv, Jaden Howell prefers live performances, “Live performances, because of the personal feeling of it and getting to see and meet the performers you get to see on stage.” Audience members feel part of the performance because of the movement on stage and the intimate feel. Alexus Martinez  says, “Live performances are better because you pay more attention to the stage than watching a movie.”  

Going to musicals and plays is an enjoyable experience for many people, but some have different opinions. “Watching tv shows is much better because they can have way more action than live performances,” says Katie Cole. Some believe that more effects, thus, action, can be put into movies and tv that you can’t get in live theater. Some like watching something in their own homes. Dylan Macmahan says, “I think it’s better to watch something at home.”

   Some people have performed live in the theater and other arts. People like Alexus Martinez, Dylan Macmahan, and Ash Kulp all have  performed on stage. Alexus  participated in the Winter chorus during this year’s 1st-semester chorus concert. Dylan was in a play called Fairytale Courtroom down at West Middle School. Ace Kulp also performed in the theater. Stage acting comes in many forms, singing, dancing, comedy and drama. The options in live performances are endless.

   MACA in downtown Marion offers a great option for students. It’s a program on Main Street in Marion. It is an excellent place for people Highschool age who want to get into acting, and they all perform many plays for anyone who wants to see the shows. MACA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. Informing students about it, many have considered going to see their shows. Everyone is welcome to see their shows, including you and your family. They have some shows happening soon, such as The Revolutionist. They perform The Revolutionist on April 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd. They also perform The Addams Family on October 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th. 

   In conclusion, whether you’ve seen, want to see, or you’ve be in a performance, it can be a fun experience for all kinds of people. We hope to see you at the next show in the audience or even on stage.