Ballet at SPAC: Where were you?
It rained during the last ballet, but no one on the lawn melted. Most were prepared with umbrellas. We've gotten used to carrying around umbrellas just about every day.
How many people were there tonight? Can't really say. On the lawn, maybe a couple hundred, tops. Best seats in the amphitheater were filled, but there were still plenty available. SPAC is, sorry to say, tight-lipped about attendance numbers. They should not act like the numbers are something to hide.
My suggestion is that SPAC talk about attendance. They should note how well turnout for the ballet at SPAC compares to average attendance at Lincoln Center. Talk about attendance, and let businesses and individuals know that the way to keep the ballet here is to buy tickets.
SPAC has been setting up programs to encourage families with young kids, date nights and girls' nights out. All good ideas.