Theatre, at its core, is about performance, regardless of whether it’s on a stage, in a cabaret, or on a street corner. And today (in approximately an hour) a hell of a street performance will be happening in New York City! There will be dancing, music, and singing! There will be awesome floats and giant balloons based on nostalgic cartoons of the past and bits of pop culture that annoy you today! There will be terrifying clowns! (But seriously, according to the official website there are more clown troupes attending than popular musicians! Why? Who still thinks clowns are more fun and okay than Carly Rae Jepsen is?!) And it all wraps up with a reminder that, now that it’s officially Thanksgiving, you can no longer complain about people getting ready for, talking about, singing about, or advertising for Christmas. By which I of course mean Santa actually shows up.
Get some spectacle in before you lapse into a tryptophan coma and check out the parade!