I won't "bite" your head off,
Gosh, that's not
biting my head off??
more interesting" to whom?
People with broader taste than you.
I have nothing against the kind of "show" you are describing,
You do know that you directly contradict yourself by going on to say exactly what you have against them?
I sense your distaste for the word 'shows'. I know several professional classical musicians who always say show when they are talking about a concert. I seem to have picked it up. I rather like the word because it implies giving something exciting to the audience, and is somehow more dynamic than 'recital' or 'concert'.
Also, I think it is rather important to note that the performances I've attended of these multi-dimensional extravaganzas have been filled
Your distaste shines out of your caustic use of 'multi-dimensional extravaganzas'. However you do say you have been to such performances. How many? Out of interest what were they? What did they consist of? If it's too hard to list them all, just the last 5 will do.
In Australia, sadly we have few classical events that deviate from the prescription of recital/concert. The only significant exception in recent years that I can think of was the collaboration between Richard Charlton with the Sydney Guitar Trio and Rory O'Donoghue (the actor). (I think they collaborated over many years.) I saw their show
in Sydney some years back before it went to the Adelaide Festival. The intertwining of spoken word with original music composed with the Alice in Wonderland narrative was powerful and sublime, a breath of fresh air. Also great was the Banjo Patterson derived music/narrative. No wonder it got such audience and critical acclaim. Still, it wouldn't have been your cup-of-tea.
I suppose what comes to my mind whenever this subject comes up (you are not the first person to make a suggestion like this around here), I want them to think about asking something similar of a rock or pop band: Hey, how about turning down the volume at your concerts, maybe play all acoustic instruments, and why not include some classical music in your programme, to attract all those people who don't like straightforward rock concerts...".
I have no idea what point you are trying to make here.
but please don't expect everyone to change to suit your tastes, because what about all of us who prefer something quite different?
I am certainly not making everyone change to suit my tastes!! How would that even be possible? I'm not Stalin or Mao! I do however wish that classical musicians could be more imaginative and collaborative with other art forms.