no, I am actually seriously really angry about the way theatre is priced these days. People go on and on and on about how MOVIEGOERS ARE STUPID and THEATRE IS SMRT but the thing is, maybe moviegoers would go see live theatre if theatre tickets cost ten dollars apiece instead of A HUNDRED DOLLARS. like, theatre is already suffering for mass appeal, and it’s going to slowly die unless the people who run Broadway and the West End and the rest pull their heads out of their asses and realize that they need to open their doors to people beyond the ten percent who can afford tickets as well as A ROOF OVER THEIR DAMN HEADS.
I would LOVE for broadway shows to be cheaper. However, it cost a lot more money to put on a broadway show than to play a movie in a theater. You literally only need someone to press a button to play a movie. You need someone ripping tickets and people selling food. You don’t even need people selling tickets thanks to technology. However, you need people to perform in the shows, the orchestra/band, a stage manager, tech people, and many other people to get a show running 8 times a week. For traveling shows, also include the cost of travel to keep the show running. You need more than a kid who wants a parttime job at a movie theater to run a broadway show. You need people who are trained to run a broadway show. That being said, their wages suck compared to that of the actors (at least lead actors) performing in a show. While I would love for theater tickets to be 10 dollars instead of anywhere from 50-200 dollars, it wont happen. While you could probably get every ticket to be between 25-100 dollars and still make the show run, you still cannot charge everyone $10 and expect a show to last. I really wish you could because I would LOVE for more people to see live theater but it is not possible.
I hate how the theater is for middle/upper class people but I dont think that will change any time soon.