ljay889 said: "Great show, poor choice of theater. "My thoughts exactly.
Such an awesome, fun show. Yes, very poor choice of theater.
Sad this didn’t catch on. I saw the tryout in Chicago. I thought the score was a mixed bag, but the performances were top-notch and the book the funniest since Book of Mormon. Congrats to all involved!
Not having seen it, why does the choice of theater play such a big role? Is it too big a house for the sized audience the show attracts (would it have done better off-Broadway)? Or is it something else? Thanks in advance.
The musical is very different from the movie. I enjoyed the show, but its big weakness was its slow start. I really only enjoyed the show when Dorothy was on stage. The supporting roles were very forgettable.
joevitus said: "Not having seen it, why does the choice of theater play such a big role? Is it too big a house for the sized audience the show attracts (would it have done better off-Broadway)? Or is it something else? Thanks in advance."Basically yes, it’s playing at way too big a theater. If it was somewhere smaller and able to get the grosses it has had it might have been fine to run a while longer, but even making close to a million dollars some weeks, it was still far below gross potential and having to discount tickets steeply to try to fill the house.
Take note, Mrs, Doubtfire.
the size of the theatre is a nonsense explanation for the flop, the sort of thing that makes people who like the show feel better but nothing else. The only time that house size has more than a miniscule effect is when it has an effect on supply and demand. Clearly, that was not the case here. So what we are left with is the extremely marginal cost differential (much of which is avoidable or waivable all other things being equal) for things like house staff and utilities. This show did not fail because of anything ConEd did. It failed for the classic reason: people did not want to pay to see it.
Back in June, I fell for Tonys' hype & paid full price for a mezz seat on the matinee Dec 26. Any suggestions what I can do to possibly upgrade that seat?Edit: looks like all current discounts only extend until Dec 18
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