Good Evening Parents!
The update today regarding COVID-19 regulations has necessitated some changes to our upcoming production of A Christmas Story. Our audiences for this performance will be limited to 10. We can certainly look at adding some performances to allow more individuals to see the show, but the primary issue is financial. This is where I would like to get some input from you. Each performance, regardless of the number in attendance costs us $110. Obviously, 10 audience members purchasing a $10 ticket won't even allow us to break even. I am never a fan of raising ticket prices, but I am not sure what else I can do in this situation. At this time, I am looking at increasing ticket prices to $15. Assuming we can fill all 10 seats at each performance, this would allow us to cover the royalties for 8 shows and give us about $300 to go toward production expenses (paint, costumes, props, etc.)
Is the acceptable? Will we be able to fill the seats? Is there a better alternative? Please share your thoughts with me! You can respond to the text message you received, comment on this post, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!