I do love live theater.
I had taken a long break from theater. Raising kids, lack of money and time, and availability in a small town all contributed to my theater fast.
As my kids got older and more independent I snuck back into little roles of tech help in the local dance studio and HS productions. I think it's safe to say that this year I no longer lingered along the edge with my toes in, I dove right in. This year John gave me tickets to see Broadway tour shows in the Portland. This year I volunteered at a local community theater as an assistant (maybe even co) director. This year I designed 4 fantastic sets and lights to go with. This year I even directed a thriller.
I've missed live theater. I fear, however, that 2012 may not have as much theater involvement. Thus far, I am not directing a show. I am not involved at the community theater for the next season. I don't know any of the directors. I will still design a couple shows. The Broadway series only has a few shows I'm really interested in. I might get to see a couple shows locally.
But today, or rather yesterday, I am/was grateful for the live theater experience.