A syndrome in which students and sometimes even faculty and adults are saddened by the completion of a musical or play a cast and crew have spent a long period of time working on, getting to know each other, and memorizing lines and/or song lyrics. This syndrome is also in response to the somber missing of traditions, the daily routine and inside jokes.
Side effects include:
-Humming, singing or quoting parts from the finished musical or play
-Quoting memorable demands or pieces of advice from the director
-Not having a life after school
Theatrisis is a debilitating syndrome that affects mainly teenagers nationwide.
Theatrisis can be treated by occasional or often get togethers with former cast and crew. However there is no true cure to Theatrisis.
Although this is its most common name, Theatrisis also goes by: Theatrosis, Musicalitis, PSS (Post Stage Syndrome), Wendy's Syndrome, Shackleford's Syndrome.
After the recent closing of 'A Chorus Line' at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, VA, much of the cast began to show signs of Theatrisis, though many have dealt with the syndrome previously.