For theatre lovers, you can never get enough Broadway. So, how can you bring Broadway to you?
Luckily, Fox Home Entertainment has some suggestions for Small Screen Scoop readers, to accompany the release of Shrek the Musical on DVD / Blu-ray!
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The first two steps are basically about having as expensive a TV as you can, but if you have any TV – that’ll do. Step three is when things start to get creative and crafty to make watching a movie into a true experience. A genius decorating idea is included, along with a way to make it an interactive for the kids.
Here are 7 steps to emulate the magic of Broadway in your own living room:
Step One – Sight
If you can, try out a state-of-the-art projector. They can produce an image of up to 150 inches. If a projector is too costly, a 40 inch television or larger will suffice to give the home audience the optimum visual experience.
Step Two – Sound
No ultimate living room entertainment set-up would be complete without a crisp surround sound system. With the ear being stimulated from 4 angles, the illusion of being immersed in a theatre can be achieved. Of course, you can also just turn the sound up!
Step Three – Tickets Please
Time for crafts! Why not design your own tickets to your show? Guests will have to show their tickets before entering the living room for example. Your pet dog or cat dressed in a paper tuxedo can be a regal usher. (Or perhaps the cats are better left to being snobby guests in pearls and opera glasses.)
Step Four – Wow it’s Green in Here
With a simple purchase of green crepe paper attached to a range of living room light sources, a green filtered glow will engulf the room to create a wonderfully Shrek-like ambiance. Basically…go green! Crepe paper is cheap, fun, and easy to clean up
Step Five – ‘Curtain Call Ladies and Gentlemen!’
The anticipation of waiting for the famous theatrical curtains to trickle away is no doubt one of the fundamental experiences of going to the theatre. With a curtain rail, fabric and some sticky tape, your living room will mirror the Gershwin’s famous curtain call in no time. All you need is a red blanket, or even Dad’s big red T-shirt.
Step Six: Intermission:
Why not engage in a 15-minute interval? Prepare a refreshing beverage for the adults and load up on the ice cream for the kids. Don’t forget those little wooden spoons for the upmost authenticity. Small Screen Scoop suggests that half-way through, forgo the popcorn and have everyone line up to create their own sundae’s, then return to eat them as the show ends.
Step Seven: Applause:
Don’t forget to clap along with the audience when something particularly amusing or impressive arises on screen. Booing and hissing at the respective villains may also prove effective. Please note, please do not throw your shows or any object at the screen for fear of damaging your TV!
Copy provided by Fox Home Entertainment’s PR Firm, slightly altered by Small Screen Scoop.