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Swan Lake draws audience of two

Bolshoi Ballet draws an audience of two on Verde Campus

The Bolshoi Ballet Swan Lake was shown at the Verde Campus, Building “M” on Sunday March 1.  Only two persons showed up to see the production on the movie screen in room 137.  (One of whom was the Blog.) There were three staff members on hand.

questionmarkThe advertising for the event apparently began two days before the showing with a story in the Verde Independent newspaper.  (Click here to go to the story in the Independent.) This is hardly adequate to allow persons to rearrange their schedules to attend.

The Community College says in its advertising the ballot was being “streamed live on the big screen.”  In fact, the ballot was shown in Prescott on Sunday, January 25.  The production was on the College’s hard drive, which made it possible to fast forward through the 25 minute intermission.

The College is advertising two other productions in late March as “streamed live on the big screen” when it is clear they are  tape delayed presentations. Two of them found in the College flyer are the National Theatre Live: Skylight  shown February 8 in Prescott and Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet), which was shown March 1 in Prescott. These productions will be shown on March 28 and 29.