The Show Must Go On — Even If There Is Only 1 Audience Member The Perm Opera and Ballet Theater in Russia will allow a single audience member at a time. The theater is accepting applications and says it will select each evening's lucky spectator by drawing.
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The Show Must Go On — Even If There Is Only 1 Audience Member

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The Show Must Go On — Even If There Is Only 1 Audience Member

The Show Must Go On — Even If There Is Only 1 Audience Member

The Show Must Go On — Even If There Is Only 1 Audience Member

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The Perm Opera and Ballet Theater in Russia will allow a single audience member at a time. The theater is accepting applications and says it will select each evening's lucky spectator by drawing.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Even during a pandemic, some say the show must go on. But is it still a performance with no live audience? A Russian opera has decided that they will allow just a single audience member at a time - social distancing in style. The theater is accepting applications and says it will select each evening's lucky spectator by drawing, although the winner will have to submit to a doctor's exam.

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