Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

A Piece of the Pie

As we close the book on Les Miserables here at Orlando Shakes, we’d like to take a final look back at the monumental production that exceeded our ticket goals by more than $120,000, played to packed houses every night, and sold out less than halfway through the run.

In other words, Les Miserables did way better than we could have ever anticipated — even with unexpected production costs!

And thanks to the “One Day More” flash mob at the Mall at Millenia, which appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America, ticket sales got an extra boost. The video went viral and now has over 450,000 views on YouTube!

Many of you have also heard—or even taken advantage of—our new “stand by” policy. This popular policy offered patrons additional opportunities to see Les Miz even after it sold out!

Broadway Cares

Due to the tremendous outpouring of support from our audiences, the cast of Les Miz raised a whopping $14,581.60 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Daily BreadAdditionally, we dropped off 795 pounds of donated food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, all of which was collected at performances during the month of September.

Actors Davis Gaines, John DeLisa, and members of the production team also served food to those in need during the Christian Service Center’s Daily Bread program.

The bottom line here? Les Miserables was successful in many ways but we couldn’t have done it without YOU. Besides contributing to our service projects, you helped finance the set, actors, lighting, band, and much more simply by purchasing a ticket.

Check out this nifty chart for a breakdown of your piece of the Orlando Shakes pie!

Click to enlarge!

                                                     Click the image for a closer look!

On behalf of Orlando Shakespeare Theater, thank you for being a huge part of Les Miserables. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Shakespearely Yours,

Melissa Landy, Public Relations Coordinator
Melissa Mason Braillard, Director of Marketing Communications

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