For a major opera company, putting on a classic American musical like Show Boat
is a joy and a challenge. To get an early look at how the effort would be received by members of the public, we invited avid tweeters to apply to live tweet the final dress rehearsal of the show on May 30.
18 live tweeters, armed with charged gadgets and the hashtag #keepsrolling, kept up a rolling commentary on the action.
Here is a selection of their observations about the production:
The hard working artists won a lot of appreciation:
The artists even got involved from back stage
It’s all too easy to get involved with the story and try to prevent people from making life mistakes:
The darker themes of the piece were not lost on the tweeters:
Tweeting while watching is a challenge (“Learning how to watch, clap, and tweet at the same time”), but this team rose to the occasion and had a good time (“Live tweeting the opera rocks.” “Note to self: #MoreOpera.”)
Thanks to our intrepid live tweeters: @amberamoore
. Cheers to you and to our over 30,000 Twitter followers.
See you online,