Playbill Staff Recalls Cherished Holiday Theatre Memories

By Playbill Staff
24 Dec 2012



BLAKE ROSS, Playbill magazine Editor

Taking my cousin Eli to see his very first Broadway show was the greatest gift for me. Eli has always shown a great passion for theatre and music. I've made the trek up to Boston (where he lives) to see him in many a school play, so I wanted to be the one to share this experience with him. The show was the recent revival of Godspell, and from the second the lights came up on the stage at Circle in the Square, Eli's eyes were filled with wonder. I imagine it's what I must have looked like when I was a kid seeing my first Broadway show. It was a real gift to be able to share that experience with him, because for anyone who loves theatre, Broadway is the top and is something every kid should get to experience.