You were the luckiest kid in the world because you got to pretend to be someone else and no one called you crazy for it.
Theatre was more than just an activity - it was a way of life.
“I can’t because I have a rehearsal” was always the response when someone wanted to hang out.
You know all the lyrics to every song in every show you’ve ever been remotely involved in, whether you had a lead or you worked backstage.
Judging the cast list was an expected part of every production.
Directors have favorites and it’s evident by who gets which part.
You have an opinion on every musical ever.
It was so annoying when people mixed up stage right and stage left.
You’ve kissed more people than you can count, offstage and onstage.
Showmances - AKA the relationships as a result of the show - were unlikely to last, but always happened anyway.
If you ever tried to date someone who didn’t also do theatre, you rarely saw them.
Being homophobic or racist or anything that involves discrimination is literally unfathomable to you because you grew up around such a diverse group of people.
Tech Week is Hell Week, no questions asked.
Your first dress rehearsal will always be terrible, even if the show ends up great.
The Tony Awards are a national holiday.
Hanging out backstage is almost more fun than performing.
Theatres and auditoriums have a million different hiding places, and you’ll find all of them.
You learned to do makeup for stage and you learned that doesn’t translate well to real life makeup application.
Strike is just as fun as putting everything together.
Spending THAT MUCH time with your castmates and the crew made you want to strangle everyone.
Your cast was like your family every single time.
It was crazy and it was stressful, but you wouldn’t give up your theatre days to play sports any day.
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