The theater has always been a place to go to as an escape. Whether it's the song and dance of a Stephen Sondheim musical, or the drama of an Arthur Miller production, the stage offers audiences a chance to unplug, unwind, and get lost in a story.
But in our increasingly tech-heavy society, many theater-goers feel the need to stay connected. To meet that challenge, theaters here in Massachusetts are joining with others around the nation and creating seating areas for those who want to sign on, and use Twitter during the show.
One local theater embracing the fad is the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, which starting in January will be introducing a section of so-called tweet seats, first for a production of Sesame Street live, and then for two subsequent shows. We speak with Pete Lally, the theater's general manager, about the decision.
- Pete Lally, general manager, Lowell Memorial Auditorium
This segment aired on December 28, 2011.