I went to see “Late Night Catechism 2” at the Sandusky State Theatre on Saturday night with my mom and beau.
I had such a good time. Being raised Catholic until third grade (I’m a Catholic dropout.) I was still able to appreciate the humor in all of it. What fun!
And it was such a deal -- financially speaking -- compared to what you would have to pay if you went to see this in Cleveland or Detroit.
We received a great dinner with dessert and a ticket to see the show for $42 a person. Compare that to the cost of going to the “big city.”
Whether you are an appreciator of the performing arts or not, you have to agree that the Sandusky State Theatre is a community asset.
And if a community is going to be progressive it can’t afford to lose any of its assets.
So that made me wonder, although this performance was well attended, what would it take to pack the house?
What do people around here consider so entertaining that they would arrive in droves? And what are they willing to pay for it?
Being a not-for-profit director myself, I also got to thinking about this, if you can’t afford to pay anything in terms of money for that which entertains you, would you be willing to “pay” by volunteering your time and talent to help the Sandusky State Theatre?
To help you get started, let me tell you what I think would pack the house -- I’m about to show my age -- Sinbad, the comedian.
I’ve only seen him once -- and it was years ago. His humor was without a cuss word. Wait a minute -- I take that back. I think he might have used the word Pi_ _ , one time. Other than that he was hilarious the entire time. I’d pay $42 to see him -- without the dinner.
Now it’s your turn.
What do you think would pack the Sandusky State Theatre? And what – in your opinion -- would the ticket price need to be?