As the days get shorter, we tend to snuggle up on the couch in the warm and stay in at night. But – what’s better than a visit at the theater or taking the family to a comedy show? Winter time for us is definitely show time, to sit back and enjoy the spectacle while it’s snowing outside.
But do you actually know where the theater was invented? We came up with a list of fun facts regarding the boards that mean the world and the highlights of this season’s best musicals, dance performances and more!
The show must go on! Did you know that…
1. The theater (‘behold’ in Greek) began in ancient Greece and was a former religious ceremony? The audiences at that time used their feet instead of their hands to applaud.
2. The place with the most costumes in the world (1.2 million) is….Disney Land Orlando.
3. The 27th of March is ‘International Theater Day’ since 1962, when the ‘Theater of Nations’ in Paris opened its doors to the public.
4. ‘Les Miserables’ is the world’s longest-running musical having opened in 1985.
5. In 1600, when Shakespeare performed his plays at the Globe Theater in London, no women were allowed to play. Young boys had to dress up as actresses since it seemed to be too risque a place for the ladies.
6. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and he invented the word ‘assassination’ which he used in the play ‘Macbeth’.
7. The latest addition to the broadway’s famous musicals is ‘Aladdin’. Watch as the famous story of Aladdin is brought to life at New York’s Amsterdam Theater, and experience a magical new Broadway musical.
8. In London, each year there are 18,000 performances being held, and over 13 million people are watching the many shows and musicals.
9. Berlin has a unique offering for tourists: A bus that let’s you explore the city from its roof top but…on board are a bunch of excellent comedians that will also test your laughing muscle!
10. In New York, you can take a guided tour around the broadway theater district where you will learn all about the New Yorker stage history, see the most famous theaters and get ready for 2 hours of non-stop entertainment!