Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Thoughts On The Ticket Industry At Large

My name is J. and I am a ticket broker. There I said it. Now believe it or not but I have been selling tickets to shows both On and Off-Broadway for over fourteen years. Trust me when I say that I have seen and done it all. From selling tickets in a box office to assisting customers and travel agents alike at Applause I would reason to guess that I have sold thousands of tickets over the years. As I do every morning on my way to work I walk thru Times Square where as you can imagine is pretty crowded what with people scrambling to get to work and visitor's from all around the world stopping to take in the many sites that are great city has to offer.

Now besides the many buildings and restaurants there are of course billboards on every block advertising the latest designs, soft drinks and of course tickets to some of Broadway's hottest shows. I mean how else are you going to find out what is playing right? Ever heard of a thing called a newspaper or a magazine? How about turning on your computer and looking on there? I know that's how I get most of my information. Now I am smart enough to know that without advertising most companies would fail to exist and let's face it the economy is not the best right now although it sure is a lot better than it was a couple of years ago.

So what does this have to do with buying tickets? Well I'll tell you. Look we all know that theatre tickets are not cheap. I mean let's face it you practically have to take out a small loan if you want to take the whole family. I am exaggerating of course. It's expensive enough for just one person. The good thing is there are ways to see a show nowadays without breaking your wallet. Look paying four or five hundred dollars to see a show is fine if you have the money. Most people don't. I know I don't. Now I'm not saying 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.

Like I said at the beginning of my blog 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 Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
or 1-800-451-9930

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