There is so much to love. For one thing, it's a girl's outing that involves anywhere from two to eight of us. We get dressed up, meet for lunch, and then go see the show. After, we often meet for a drink or dinner as we hash out the plot, the actors, the stage, the message, and even who we would do. LOL. It's a great way to bond with friends and also escape from everyday life.
Now as a writer, the acting and behind-the-scenes world fascinates me as well. I picture the hectic pace of getting ready for a show, putting on make-up, changing wardrobes, and even having equipment malfunctions. It would make for a great plot. I also imagine love affairs, feuds, and suspense amongst the actors and crew.
A stage manager friend of mine explained it's not that exciting, but a girl can dream, can't she? If you get a chance, go watch a show that catches your fancy. See where your imagination takes you. We just saw, Come From Away, and it was fabulous!!