“One Last Time” is my favorite tune from Hamilton.
There’s something gracious in the message, and something so amazing in the performance. It’s one of the umpteen reasons I wanted Chris Jackson to speak at our conference this weekend.
And today, I have my own version of that message . . . as I tell you, for the last time, that this is your final chance to get a ticket to The TheaterMakers Summit, which starts in less than 24 hours.
I know, I know, you’ve probably heard me talk about the TheaterMakersSummit already. Maybe you’ve seen ads, gotten emails, or heard me mention it a billion times in this blog.
Well, sorry, but not sorry.
The reason we e-smack you over the head with this message?
We know, for a fact, there is nothing else we do all year long that helps people achieve their theatrical goals. Period. And it only takes one weekend to do.
Think about it.
If you’re a writer, director, designer, actor, producer or just appreciate the art of making theater, this is the conference for you.
And whether you’re just starting out or you’ve already had shows running around the world, you’re going to learn how to get to the next “stage” of your career.
You’ll just have to forgive me if I’ve talked about this conference a lot. I can’t help it. I remember what it was like seeing the first show I produced on stage, the first show that I wrote on stage. And I’m obsessed with helping people feel that same feeling. Because there is nothing like it.
And when you see an audience respond to something you’ve created? Oh man . . . is it something.
So if you want to make theater, if you want to feel that feeling, there is no better place on the planet to be this weekend, then at The TheaterMakers Summit, with 103 experts and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people just like you.
Still on the fence?
Think about it this way.
What’s the worst thing that could happen if you came? You didn’t learn anything? Ok, you’re in the same place you are now. And you email me and we give you a refund. No questions asked.
Now. Ask yourself . . .
What’s the BEST thing that could happen if you came? You get your show up? You advance your career? You meet someone to help you along?
Yeah. That’s what I thought.
There. I said it. This is my “one last time.”
I’d give anything to have Broadway up and running again.
Wait. Hold the cell phone.
I forgot the #1 lesson about making wishes like that. You have to be veeeeeery specific.
I’d give anything to have a healthy Broadway up and running again. And by healthy, I mean safe from Covid. And strong at the box office.
And we can’t come back, and I predict we won’t come back, until we have both. (For my actual, to-the-day prediction of when Broadway will return, click here.)
Which takes me today’s blog . . .
Even though I’d consider giving up a toe to have audiences in our theaters again, I’m kinda glad I don’t have anything running this week.
Because this week would have been a @#$%-show at the box office.
Here are three reasons why.
And what would have made it worse? Everyone is predicting a count that goes on past election day, which would have paralyzed our audience’s mind and their desire to purchase tickets.
There are few blessings in the midst of this Broadway shut down. But every morning I tried to find at least one. Today’s is that I’m actually glad I don’t have any shows running this week.
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The good news is that when the election is over, the tension is released, and we start to focus on what we need to focus on again. And in this case, that’s making theater in our new world. There’s only 12 days until The TheaterMakers Summit, when 100 of Broadway’s Best will talk about how we can do just that. Will you be a part of that conversation? Click here.