The city of Boston was buzzing with anticipation as the critically acclaimed musical “Jagged Little Pill” made its way to the prestigious Citizen’s Bank Opera House. This is a musical that features Alanis Morissette’s iconic songs, but it’s not a biographical story of her life. Instead the story follows a family that on the outside seem to have it all, but each other them are dealing with their own deep-rooted issues.
The stage was set for an unforgettable experience, but little did the audience know that Mother Nature had her own plans for the show’s second night in the city. As the storm outside intensified, a technical glitch caused the power to go out, halting the performance in its tracks. What followed was a dramatic sequence of events that only added to the mystique and allure of this already incredible musical.
Evacuation On The Stage
Act 1 was going swimmingly for the cast, crew and audience. And just as the show reached a climactic moment, someone got on the house microphone and said, “Actors, please leave the stage immediately. There are technical issues. Actors leave the stage now.” It happened just two songs from the already-planned intermission.
In a matter of seconds, the actors were swiftly escorted off the stage, leaving the audience in a state of suspense. Confusion and whispers spread through the audience, mirroring the storm brewing outside. It became evident that something had gone awry. People began wondering if it was part of the show. Those who had seen the musical before, assured the concerned fans that this was indeed not part of the show.
Power Outage Somewhere In The Theatre
Nine agonizing minutes ticked by, and then a voice boomed over the loudspeaker, breaking the tension. The explanation was revealed—the storm outside had caused a power outage. There was a sense of relief as the audience understood that this was a temporary setback rather than a catastrophic event.
The Show Went On
With the power restored, the show resumed, and the magic of “Jagged Little Pill” reignited. The actors retook the stage with an unyielding determination. They channeled their energy into every note, every line, and every movement. The storm may have momentarily halted the momentum, but it couldn’t extinguish the passion and power of the musical.
The audience was more captivated than ever before. They were fully immersed in the raw emotions and compelling narrative that “Jagged Little Pill” had to offer. The cast delivered a mesmerizing performance, leaving the crowd in awe of their talent and dedication. It could have been a night marred by technical difficulties, but instead it was an unforgettable experience. I know, because I was there!
How To See “Jagged Little Pill”
“Jagged Little Pill” is in Boston from June 13-June 25, 2023 at Citizen’s Bank Opera House. Tickets for the upcoming production are currently on sale and can be purchased through an authorized ticket seller found only at www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Tickets will also be sold directly at the Citizens Bank Opera House Box Office, 539 Washington Street, Boston. For groups of 10+ please call Broadway In Boston Group Sales directly at 617-482-8616 or email Groups@BroadwayInBoston.com.