Nadine Thornhill wrote an excellent post recently about her son’s first theatrical experience. I attended a different performance, but, like Nadine, I was also very impressed with many of the strategies Once Upon a Kingdom used to engage with the audience. Nadine mentions most of them in her post:
Snacks for sale pre and post show, an opportunity for kids/adults to meet the actors on stage and see the set and costumes up close, acting classes and workshops for kids interested in giving theatre a try.
It was also obvious by the large audience attendance that this company has found their niche and been embraced by a community. This company is aware that selling a show has to take place long before opening night and because of all this hard work, was rewarded with full houses for all their performances.
Check out Nadine’s post for her perspective. It’s a great read!