Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shadowland Theatre breaks records in 2010

The Shadowland Theatre (yes, theatRE) in Ellenville has announced that the actors’ equity theater filled 91 percent of its seats, sold out 47 percent of performances and grew single-ticket Box-Office sales in 2010.

Shadowland’s 2010 summer season was a success for the sixth year in a row, said Brendan Burke, producing artistic director and the board of directors of the venue.

In a press release, Burke said:

"For 2010, the 148-seat theater saw a 6% rise in total box-office sales over 2009’s record-breaking season; 47% of the June to early October season’s performances were sold out; and overall attendance for the season was at 91% of total seating capacity, a new high for Shadowland. Private and corporate donations also saw a dramatic rise, increasing 123%.

"The June to October 2010 season included “Two Jews Walk into a War,” a new comedy based on actual events play by Seth Rosin; “Guest Artist,” a comic drama by stage and film star Jeff Daniels, starring John Astin (Gomez Addams in the ABC TV series, “The Addams Family”); “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” the off-Broadway musical hit by Roger Bean; “Red Herring,” theatre noir farce by Michael Hollinger; and “Yankee Tavern,” a new comic thriller by Steven Dietz.
"In July 2010, the theater also opened new downtown housing in Ellenville for casts and crew, complete with seven bedrooms, three baths, fully equipped kitchen and living room, after gutting and fully renovating a two-story house donated by Provident Bank, supported by private and corporate donations."

The 2011 season will be announced in April.