In this Backstage column, an LA talent agent relates how LA theatergoing has been a source of clients for him:

So I guess the big question here is why guys like me even bother to attend theater when free time is such a rare commodity. Do I go because I love a good play? Or do I go because I’m looking for new clients? The answer is both. The theater scene in L.A. has been very good to me. It’s provided hours of entertainment and new clients who ended up making me a lot of money. So what’s not to like?

HT Yolanda Seabourne