Surprising results came about when several area theaters were asked to share their all-time biggest audience draws as well as one show that proved to be less successful than expected. Which ones did you see and which ones did you miss?
Paulette Layton, the vice president at the Ridgefield Theater Barn in Ridgefield said, “Two recent shows that come to mind as surprising successes were ‘Urinetown’ and ‘Rumors.’ ‘Urinetown.’” she said “is a hysterical fantastic musical, but not everyone is familiar with it, and those that don’t know it are often put off by the name. In fact we had board members that were skeptical of the selection. We weren’t sure how it would be received, but it was an instantaneous hit — the incredible quality of the actors, singers, director, band — it all came together and word of mouth spread so rapidly we were sold out for the run very quickly. If we could have extended the run, we would have.”