Last summer I saw an outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet. What great fun! The evening was pleasantly cool, a welcomed contrast to the oppressive humidity that had afflicted the area and my hair for several weeks.
Prior to the performance, a group of musicians enticed the audience with an array of happy Elizabethan tunes. And all was well with the world until I caught the look. The look that actors, musicians, magicians, and comedians give when they are looking for that special kind of stage prop: audience participation.