Get Some Bargain Tickets to Fa$hion. Or Not.
When I price my own tickets, I always set them at $15 or under. AND offer a money-back guarantee. Because there are few things that I hate more than paying a boatload of $$$ to see a play that I didn't even like. So when I saw that tickets to Fa$hion, part of Halcyon's Alcyone festival, were priced at a whopping $25, I had a f-i-t! (And I know, I know... $25 is actually pretty cheap for theatre.) Convo with Tony Adams went something like this:
Me: Why are tickets to this show so $#@&@# expensive?!?!
Tony (being all calm as usual): A couple of reasons. 1.) They are not. And 2.) Tickets include the handling fee that the venue charges.
Me (never really listening to anything anyone says): What the [BEEP]!? How can anyone I know afford to see this play?!
Tony (still calm but possibly rolling his eyes bc convo was not in person): A couple of ways. 1.) Look on hottix and Daily Candy for special deals. 2.) $10 tickets for students and seniors. 3.) $12 tickets for groups of 10 or more 4.) $15 industry rate (industry includes clowns, strippers, graphic designers who make postcards for theatres, ballet dancers, puppeteers, etc) 5.) $18 advance purchase, 6.) $50 for a whole festival pass = $10/show and 7.) $25 for people who decide last minute to come in, aren't students, in a group, or claiming to be artists. Or for people who support the work of Halcyon, and want to just pay up.
I added that last part. Because really, Halcyon is the most diverse theatre company in the city - who's on stage, who's getting produced, what kinds of stories they're telling, etc. And that might be worth an extra $10. But if it's not, see the play anyway, using one of the bargain strategies above, Okay? And if you hate it, I won't give you your money back, but I will buy you a beer. (*Beer must be redeemed in my company, possibly with a lot of drunken questions about how come you didn't like my play.)