UPDATED : Hi Everyone, I have a church event coming up that gives me the opportunity to experience first hand for the first time. ( photographing people). The event is going to take place at sugar land city hall) outside at 5pm - 6pm. Here's the problem : it gets dark ( i seen the city hall at nite . It has some spot lights but i don't think there's enough light there to get really good pics taken fast with out having the exposure to take a long time. & i don't know if i should just a flash cause i don't want to have the kids mess up in a dance during the musical because i used a flash.?.? what should i do?) like around 5:45pm or so & i have photographed different things ( sky- trees-streets & sun sets) at night before & i know that at one point i would have to wipe out my tripod. But how do i photograph a musical at night? any ideas? Any tips? guide lines? I appreciate all the responses & tips to this question! Thanks so much.