4. In case of fire, don't do what this theater did
Safety measures in theaters not being what they are now, there are countless stories of people falling from catwalks or having their brains bashed out on the stage due to poorly timed jumps. The worst of these stories comes from the Iroquois Theatre.
In 1903, in a theater overfilled with patrons and children, a fire broke out onstage and the cheaply built theater soon became a deathtrap. The fire curtain did not descend, exits were locked, doors opened inward and couldn't budge against crowds pushing towards them, and there was no fire alarm. Within 15 minutes, 571 people were dead. The dead were piled over six feet deep -- the bottom layer had been trampled and the top burned beyond recognition. On the site of the Iroquois Theatre is now the Oriental in the Loop and rumors abound that it's haunted.