Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Thoughts On The Ticket Industry

Walking to work this morning I saw a large billboard in Times Square advertising tickets for Broadway. Not for just one show mind you but for a majority of the shows that play both On and Off-Broadway. Let's face it without advertising most companies would fail to exist. Now we all now that the economy is not the best right now. People are being laid off and businesses both large and small are being forced to shut their doors. So what does this have to do with theatre tickets?

Well we all know that the cost of taking a whole family to a show in New York can be expensive. It's even expensive for just one person. Now the good news is there are ways to see theatre affordably. Paying four or five hundred dollars to see a show is fine if you have the money. Truth is most people don't. Look I'm not saying that you shouldn't go to the theatre. On the contrary. Theatre is more important than ever. It allows us to escape. It allows us to forget our problems. Even if just for a few hours.

Yes I am a ticket broker. That means I charge a service fee on my tickets. That's nothing new. I mean let's face it you can't buy anything these days without some sort of fee. That's how the company makes it's money and how it's employees earn a living. That's the way it has always been. That will never change. Now I guess I could spend the rest of this blog telling you that you should only buy from my company. Or that we are the best because we have the best seats at the best prices. Sorry but everybody does that. Who you buy or don't buy from is your choice. Just make sure it is the one that is right for you. It's your dollar after all. Until next time theatre fans.

Applause Theatre and Entertainment
311 West 43rd Street
Suite 1105
New York,NY 10036
212-307-7050 or 1-800-451-9930
Facebook: Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

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