The closing night performance is as exciting as opening night, but also bittersweet. It’s the last time the show will be performed and marks the end of what can be months of mental and physical investment. 

It is normal for your child to be emotional leading up to, during and after the final performance. This lingering sadness after a show closes is called “post-show blues”. You can help relieve these feelings by planning to attend the cast party after the closing performance. 

What’s Next? 

After the last performance many kids immediately ask, “What’s the next show?”. These words are a good indication that your child has had a wonderful experience. 

It’s our little secret that they also learned a great deal and explored some very important life lessons! 

Extracted from: Family Matters, A Parent’s Guide to the Magic of Theater