Opening Night Gifts: Ideas for Actors and the Cast
Opening Night Gift Ideas
After all of the hard work... Being brave and auditioning.. Then the many nights of practice.. The opening night approaches.. What to get to show your support? Whether this is their first performance or one of many, you want to commemorate it with something special. Here are some unique gifts ideas.
Flowers and balloons are commonly given as opening night gifts. However, if you are looking for something a bit more unique, here are some ideas for things you can buy online.
In a stage play or musical, flowers or gifts are usually given before the show. They are sent backstage to the dressing room. Traditionally, they may be sent with a card that says, "Break a leg," which in the theater means "good luck."
"Break a Leg" Pendant for a Necklace or Bracelet - Great Jewelry Gift Idea
This looks big and bold. She'll be so proud to wear it! Get her a chain necklace to go with it so she can wear it right away.
Got Theater? Shirt
Choose from red, blue, black and white, and sizes Small to 3X. In the tradition of "Got Milk?" this shirt is for the theater person.
This is a great choice for delivering caffeine as needed!! This travel mug is made out of stainless steel and features the encouraging phrase "Keep Calm and Act On". It has a lid that has a slide opening.
Coffee Mug for the Actor
Great idea to show how proud you are of them!! For some extra surprises, fill this coffee mug with treats like candy, money, jewelry, gift cards, etc.
Congratulations Gift Basket - Food's always a treat!
Mmmm... This looks delicious!
Business Card Holder for their Desk - Unique Gift Idea
Do they have a desk where they could place this business card holder? Of course this depends on the person, but this is a great idea for the professional who works in the theater industry.
Theatrical Earrings for Her
This could be for an actress in a middle school or high school play, college performance, or any other actress who wears earrings!
Here's a jewelry gift that a young lady or adult would enjoy. Just make sure that they have pierced ears!
Theater Mask Necklace - Play Opening Night Gift Idea
Lots of people have reviewed this. It's often bought as a gift. People comment that it has a lot of detailed and doesn't look cheap. However, a few people were unhappy that it was on the small side.
Drama Themed Blanket
This would look great on a bed or couch! It would really add to the decor of the room. It could also be hung on the wall like a tapestry.
How about a personalized flask? - For free, you can have this engraved with a message to celebrate the occasion! Maybe customize it with the name of the play?
This is an oddball, but perhaps appropriate, gift idea for adults. You can always give them some whiskey along with this :)
Homemade Cookies are Always a Yummy Gift Idea - Make them mask shaped!
What a treat! Homemade gifts are always a great choice! If you have kids, get them involved too, it's just so much fun to bake cookies! You can buy a pre-made cookie box mix if you're uncertain of your abilities, or follow a cookie recipe you find online or in a favorite cookbook.
Get a decorative tin or basket and line it with tissue paper to make a beautiful presentation.
Funny Gift Idea: Novelty Parking Sign - Surprise them with this sign for their driveway, garage, parking space, etc
Choose the sign that most fits the occasion! Signs for director, producer, actor, and thespian.
"All others will be dramatized."
"All others will be dramatized."
"Violators will be type cast."
Helpful Links - Information about giving gifts and flowers on opening night
- Break a leg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Read about the meaning and the origin of the expression, "Break a leg."
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- Theatrical superstitions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Read about the superstition of not wishing good luck.
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