We’ve all been in that awkward situation where a good friend, co-worker, or even a loved one is in a play, musical, ballet, concert, or other kind of performance, and they are just plain….bad. You’ve attended the performance and now you can’t just sneak out without comment, but you also don’t want to lie and let them think they’re going to be up for an Oscar. So, to help you out the next time you’re in that situation, here are ten great lines to tell the budding thespian (you only need one) to appear to give praise when in actuality you haven’t compromised your morals… and luckily we performers all hear what we want to hear in these situations.
- “You were never better”
- “If you could have only seen yourself”
- “You brought a tear to my eye.”
- “Were you ever good”. (said as a statement not a question)
- “I loved the ending”
- “I’m speechless.”
- “You should have been in the audience”
- “You’ve done it again.”
- “Boy you worked hard out there.”
- “I don’t know how you’re going to top this.”
Have you thought of something else to say in these situations that you think should make this list? We’d love to hear it!