Recently, we went to see A Chorus Line at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theater. It's a great musical with a powerful "god I hope I get the gig" message. It won 9 Tony Awards about 40 years ago.
Seeing the performers up there on stage got us thinking about supporting people in the arts. Of course, it didn't hurt that the entire show is pretty much a hat tip to people who struggle to find (and keep) work in the ultra-competitive arts arena.
We wish that people had the same appetite for local arts that they have for local athletics. Not missing many Sounders and Seahawks games, we're pretty huge sports fans ourselves. But we also know that it's the arts that get your creative juices flowing. Both of us were exposed to the arts as kids and are better people because of it.
This autumn, go see a play or a concert or a museum exhibit in your town.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. – John F. Kennedy