TrueTheatregoer’s TheaterThoughts, and Rate The Shows You Have Seen-You Can Win $100 of Tickets by John and Stephen Hauge

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Every Friday we will be sharing John and Stephen Hauge’s TheaterThoughts from their popular site TrueTheatergoer.

John Hauge.
John Hauge.

From John Hauge: “My brother Stephen and I created the TrueTheatergoer.com website in October 2011 to promote theater in Washington, DC and on Broadway by providing an enriching collection of information on current shows and composite audience reviews and ratings of these shows. Our hope is to further develop a community excited about theater and willing to write short comments of shows so others can benefit from their experiences.”

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REVIEW AND RATE THE SHOWS YOU HAVE SEEN AND WIN $100.00

Review and rate the shows you have seen and you have a chance to win $100 worth of Tix Certificates, which you can use to buy tickets to several theatres in the DC Metro Area.

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This Week’s TheaterThoughts

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With the holidays nearly upon us (Thanksgiving week marks the halfway point for this season), it is instructive to look at the topline results for the Broadway season so far and to compare them with prior seasons.

Revenues for this season (26 weeks) have been $565.6 million, +7.3% vs. year ago ($527.1 million) and +11.8% vs. two years ago ($505.9 million).

Attendance has been 5.45 million, -0.9% vs. last year (5.50 million) and -2.0% vs. two years ago (5.56 million).

Thus the average ticket price this season have been $103.69, +8.2% vs last season ($95.81) and +14.0% vs. two years ago ($90.93).

The key takeaway is that hefty increases in ticket prices over two years (+$12.76/ticket) have occurred at the same time attendance continues to decline (by 109,504 over two years).

NOW GO IN AND REVIEW AND  RATE THE SHOWS YOU HAVE SEEN!

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