Imagine legions of bourgeois theater-goers dressed in snazzy outfits (monocles and all), classing up the place, ready for a night of captivating performances on stage. This was the golden age of theater and opera, but times have changed. The brilliant stage lighting now shines on all fans of fine art, and they have festivals to thank. There are wickedly talented artists performing on stages across the globe who deserve your undivided attention. From gut-busting comedies to dramatic tales of woe and everything in between, there’s a story for everyone to enjoy. If you can’t live more than one minute without listening to music, many performers are equipped with a stunning set of pipes to sing away your misery. Grab a seat and wait for the magic to unfold on stage.