Once On This Island
I took photos at the theater this evening. I stuck with my 85mm lens and shot everything at ƒ1.8. The lens was fast enough capture all but the quickest action. I did not manipulate the ISO. I used spot metering.
While it would have been nice to have a zoom that would open up to a f-stop beginning with a one, I think a 50mm Nikon D-200 85mm ƒ1.8 lens in addition to the 85mm will do.
Nikon D-200 85mm ƒ1.8