We settled up with Presentation House yesterday and after all was said and done, we have our final numbers for the show. Suffice to say it was definitely the most ambitious production we’ve ever attempted (and likely will attempt for a long time.) The show had over 4,000 attendees, which is roughly 1,000 a week. That may seem like small potatoes for some, but for our little theatre company that could, we’re extremely proud. Couple that with across the board stellar reviews, sold out houses and standing ovations and we are very very proud of the work that people put in to the show.
What made the Rent experience so successful was the heart and the drive that everyone who was on board brought to the table. The fact that so many of us had such a strong connection to this show made it amazing. It’s not often you hear that someone’s dream is to play Curly in Oklahoma! or the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – though I am sure there are those types out there. But to have a cast for who these roles were a dream to take on – well that makes it special.
We could not have done it without the incredible support of the community – and I don’t mean the theatre community – though of course we do owe them a great deal of gratitude, but I mean the Fighting Chance Productions community. People who come show after show after show to support the work that we do. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this community – and I hope that you will consider joining this community. We’re going to be doing some pretty special things, and I’d love to have you on board.