Kelvin Moon Loh

I am angry and sad.

Just got off stage from today’s matinee and yes, something happened. Someone brought their autistic child to the theater.

That being said- this post won’t go the way you think it will.
You think I will admonish that mother for bringing a child who yelped during a quiet moment in the show. You think I will herald an audience that yelled at this mother for bringing their child to the theater. You think that I will have sympathy for my own company whose performances were disturbed from a foreign sound coming from in front of them.

No.

Instead, I ask you- when did we as theater people, performers and audience members become so concerned with our own experience that we lose compassion for others?

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Broadway star pens open letter after boy with autism interrupts show
Broadway star Kelvin Moon Loh is currently in "The King and I" and during a recent show a young boy shouted loudly from the audience during a quiet scene.

Well done!

When did we as theater people, performers and audience members become so concerned with our own experience that we lose compassion for others?“          - Kelvin Moon Loh

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Check out these clips of Kelvin Moon Loh as Will (“Give Me Novacaine”, “Jesus of Suburbia”, “Nobody Likes You”, and “Tales of Another Broken Home”), which also feature Dan Gleason as Tunny, courtesy of Kelvin!

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Side Show Photography Journal

Side Show swing Brandon Andrus has captured a series of breathtaking photographs of his fellow ensemblists preparing for their shows. 

Kelvin Moon Loh (The Half Man/ Half Woman)

“I was lucky to get this. Kelvin asked me to follow him for a two show day shoot for Playbill, and he was running late to places . But man or woman, we always need to check to see that we look perfect.

"I have been very privileged to be an observer of this amazing work of art. This is just some of the beauty I see every day. My inspiration is Rivka Katvan: http://www.rivkakatvan.com. She has a library full of great backstage photography from the 70’s through the 90’s.”

Check out Brandon’s Instagram feed: http://instagram.com/bandrus/