Why The Tweet Seats?
Where are the Tweet Seats?
The tweet seats should be on the topmost level or the back row of the auditorium. If you are watching a show in the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, the tweet seats are located either in the lobby or outside the building because Tweeting and Facebooking will be a visual distarction during all performances.
Why turn off your cell phone?
When you visit a theatre, you are encouraged to turn off and cell phone because its glow will create a visual distraction for audience members and actors. The Ringing of the cell phone for each text message received will annoy both audience and actors. Many people will shut their phone off. Occasionaly, a cell phone will ring during the performance at a Theatre By the Bay performance because someone probally forgot to shut his or her phone off.
Let's listen to Pop Culture Critic, Lisha Hassanali give a lowdown on Tweet Seats on Here and Now Toronto at CBC.ca.
Great Links about Tweet Seats
CBC.ca, should theatres have dedicated smartphone sections
The LA Times, Theatres set aside Tweet Seats.
Macleans Magazine, Theates Embrace Tweet Seats
Let's Turn off our Cell Phones off For
Thank God that Theatre By the Bay will not be having any Tweet Seats at all three Productions. When you enter the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts for between July 26 - Auguest 26, 2012 you will hear the following before the performance.
Welcome to Theatre by the Bay's Production of Man of La Macha, The Merry Wives of Windsor, or Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, players, I Pods, I Pads, I Phones, I whatever you get my Drift. Any forms of photography and the use of audio or video recording devices are prohibited. enjoy the show!
If you are at the Mady Centre enjoying Man of La Mancha, you will have to wait until Intermission to make your Tweets, or Facebook comments about ths show.
Keep your ears to the Tracks for more exictement on Randomness Phil