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Theatre Goers Recall The Best Bits Of Improv They've Seen Broadway Actors Do In Lieu Of Technical Difficulties

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Theatre wouldn't be theatre if everything went right every single time. The thrill that something could go wrong at any moment is a part of the excitement experienced during a live performance.

Sometimes, it takes a savvy actor with a healthy sense of play to save the day when things inevitably go wrong. These Reddit users recounted times when improv from actors during an unexpected hiccup became a highlight of the performance.


As productions grow more and more technically ambitious, there are bound to be some kinks brought about by technical difficulties.

Here are some of our favorites:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/duxcq2w?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/dux7xjn?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/duxqhhh?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

Sometimes the actors slipped up...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/duwo14y?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/duxwdf6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/duwuz62?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

Other times involved rude audience members.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Broadway/comments/80lvut/best_improvmalfunction_youve_seen_in_a_show/duwz3co?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

Luckily, Broadway actors are seasoned enough to handle anything that comes their way. After all, the show must go on.