Another Matt Sabbatical?Yeah, it's been another long time since I updated this Web News thing -- my apologies for anyone who reads this with regularity.
Main reason I've been unavailable -- Three-Act. On the bright side, it went very well and I will definitely consider the effort a success. Several reasons for this:
- Ticket sales: Our final ticket sale tally easily doubled any previous show for the last few years. A couple of things we had going for us included a third performance night, mild radio coverage, and the 'community' participation aspect.
- Friends of the Arts Sales: The FOTA folks have informed me that their net profit on their pizza/pop sales was double this year what it was last. This supports my 'double' numbers for ticket sales and admission (see below).
- Paid admission numbers: While I don't have exact numbers for this (due to the three levels of tickets sold (adult, student, senior) and two ticket types (student, adult)), my guess is approximate: ~156 students/seniors (over three nights) and ~125 adults (again over three nights). Going by the 'known' number of tickets sold each night, this seems about right for totals.
- General audience response: The general audience response I was able to hear was positive in nature, and that's obviously a good thing.
It was a hell of a lot of work, but I was ultimately very pleased with the response and outcome. It was also a very excellent learning experience and hopefully will become a more permanent community fixture in the years to come.
This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/25/07