Watching Standby, on opening night, I spent much of my time watching the audience. I noticed an older gentleman sitting a few rows away who had started to cry as one of the characters (Jonathan- played by Matt Shingledecker) began to speak about his P.T.S.D. Others in the audience were crying too, but his tears were different and they continued to grow. A few moments later, as the story and songs progressed; his wife put her arm around him and held him as he shook. It was the most tender of moments- her knowing face as she saw him cry, her arm stretching around him, and him pushing against her for support.
Keith and Jenna took a break from rehearsal to ring the the bell and represent Standby at the New York Stock Exchange.
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