if you don’t clap when the cast points up to the booth, tech crew judges you. you can’t see us, but we can see you. we can see you not clapping. and we judge you from above.
If you clap for the orchestra, we hate it because we you are blindly praising us even though we made so many mistakes. The sax was out of tune for two entire bars, most of those offbeats in that one eight-bar phrase weren’t together, and for goodness sake the tempo was all wrong on the first section of the dance number. Why are you even clapping? We are so ashamed. Don’t rub it in!