The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway!

Who said being a ballet dancer wasn’t cool?

Over the years, people have slammed the movie to musical trend of Broadway adaptations.

I’d like to see them try to slam Billy Elliot. In a strange way, Billy doesn’t even feel like an adaptation of a movie.  It’s feels entirely original, which is a credit to the terrific job done by the authors and the director, Stephen Daldry.  It also helps that the source material screamed “Musicalize me!  Musicalize me!”

What?  You haven’t seen it?

Now’s your chance.

Because you’re a PP reader, you’re eligible to win two free tickets to see Billy Elliot: The Musical on the Broadway!

Here’s how to enter:

– Click the RETWEET THIS button on the bottom of this blog.
– The winner will be chosen from the ReTweeters!

Easy!

Note:  If you are an email subscriber or a Facebook reader, you must click here to get to the blog to see the RETWEET button.

Good luck!  And long live the dance!

Oh, some new logistical stuff about our Sunday Giveaways.

– Giveaways are posted every Sunday at 11 AM.
– The winners are now posted ever Saturday at 11 AM.

Sunday giveaway, Saturday winner.

Good luck!

Who won the tix to Colin Quinn and the free Cuban food?

Take some Pepto, Amanda Mashack, because you’re gonna eat $100 of spicy Cuban food courtesy of Havana Central.  And then stretch out those cheek muscles because you’re going to be laughing at that big tall Irish guy, Colin Quinn!

Email me to arrange your tix and get your gift cards.

And congratulations!

And for the rest of you – stay tuned for tomorrow’s giveaway!  It’s not spicy but it’s gonna be hot!

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Do you pay full price for Broadway shows? Then who does?

The List for two years in a row.

So it’s probably no surprise that Damian knows how to ask the interesting questions, like the ones he posted in this recent blog on his EntertainmentMarketing site.

Damian used his “connections” at Shubert Ticketing to find out some pretty useful information on the current trends of Broadway buyers and their desire for discounts.

Here’s what he found out:

  • In 2010, almost half (43%) of “new” musical buyers in the NY Metro Area (those people not in the Telecharge system), used a discount code on their first purchase.
  • In 2010, 29% of new out-of-town or Tourist musical buyers used a discount code.

Plays are almost identical.

  • In 2010, almost half (40%) of “new” play buyers in the NY Metro Area used a discount code on their first purchase.
  • In 2010, 29% of new out-of-town or Tourist play buyers used a discount code.

In his blog, Damian takes that data and then asks some more very interesting questions about whether or not discount-driven promotions are doing what they are intended to do, which is bring in new audiences to the theater, who will hopefully buy higher priced tickets for future shows.

Is that working?

Well, to get that answer, I’d like to see the answers to Damian’s question for 2009, 2008, 2007, and all the way through 2001.  And I’d also like to look at the percent of full-price buyers over the last ten years year by year to see if that figure (which usually hovers around 50%) has decreased . . . or increased.  (I think there’s a reader out there that can help me with this question . . . you know who you are . . . what do you say?)

Could we get rid of discounting altogether?

Yes. I’ll give you two ways on Monday.

Read Damian’s terrific insights here.

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FUN STUFF:

– Need a writing partner?  Come to our Collaborator Speed Date!  SOLD OUT FOR LIBRETTISTS/LYRICISTS – COMPOSERS ONLY!  RSVP today!

– Enter this Sunday’s Giveaway!  Win $100 Cuban dinner and 2 tickets to see Colin Quinn!  Click here!

– The next Get Your Show Off The Ground seminar is Saturday, April 2nd.  Register today.

Writers Needed- BroadwaySpace.com

SEEKING: Writers for BroadwaySpace.com

 Contact:
Trish (Private)
Email: info@broadwayspace.com

Job Details:
Category: Editorial/Writing
Writers Needed
Primary Duties:
* Write features, Broadway news, and other articles as assigned by the Editor.
* Assist the Editor with writing content including Broadway Celebrity bios, interview transcription, and photo contests.
* Other duties as assigned.

Required skills:
* Working knowledge of professional theatre, especially Broadway.
* Knowledge of writing for the Internet audience.
* Strong written communication skills, proper use of grammar and punctuation.
* Proficiency in Word, Photoshop (or other graphics program), and basic HTML.
* Able to meet daily and/or weekly deadlines consistently.
* Must be reliable, organized, and detail-oriented.

TO APPLY:
Send 10 excellent ideas for features, contests, and/or polls to the email contact listed below.

Check out http://www.BroadwaySpace.com to see the style of writing and the kinds of stories featured.

SALARY:
This is an unpaid position, but writers will receive a byline on any of their articles used by BroadwaySpace.com.

Repertory Theatre Professional Arts Training Program- Seattle Repetory Theatre

WHO: Seattle Repetory Theatre

SEEKING: The Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Professional Arts Training Program is a season-long (Sept-May) internship program designed to bridge the gap between the world of academia and the real world of non-profit theatre. Internships include arts management, production management, technical production, artistic, communications, graphics & marketing, lighting, costumes, stage management and education, among others.

RESPONSIBILITIES: For more info: http://www.seattlerep.org/About/Employment/Internships/.

REQUIREMENTS: We seek candidates who have a passion for theatre and a drive to pursue a career in non-profit arts. Interns receive a stipend.

WHEN: 9/1/2011-5/20/2012

PAY: Weekly Stipend

HOW TO APPLY: Applications include: resume, letter of intent and two letters of recommendation.
DEADLINE IS MARCH 15 Send to interns@seattlerep.org

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