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Loving that $3.50 ticket!

Nov 6, 2011 9:24:00 AM
By BLO Staff

With so many great shows playing in the Boston area, and most only playing for a week or so, it’s hard to decide which ones to see and which ones to forgo … what’s a girl to do? On Friday night it came down to two shows for my friend Regina and I, one of them being BLO’s Macbeth. When we saw on BLO’s facebook page that they were selling a limited number of tickets for $3.50 in honor of the 35th Anniversary Season we knew that was a deal that we couldn’t pass up. We arrived at the Shubert at around 6pm, nervous that there were already 35 people in line in front of us–but we made it in time! We were about 10th or so in line and were able to get excellent seats (Orch Row B, seats 9 and 11) … but couldn’t believe we only had to pay $3.50 for a ticket. With our tickets now in hand, we went to grab a quick dinner before the show and arrived at the theatre for the 7:30pm curtain, and were still amazed at how close our seats were. From our seats we were able to appreciate the intricacies of the costumes and set pieces, and really tune in to all of the action onstage. Regina mentioned how much she loved the opportunity to experience the opera at such a great price: “It was an economical, enriching choice for a Friday night and now that I have been, I will definitely attend another show." When given the option of all these great productions it is hard to know if you made the right choice, but you definitely cannot beat awesome seats to such a great production for only $3.50!

--Katie McNamara, Emerson College

Topics: audience engagement, General Opera, loving opera, macbeth

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