NYCB 2010-2011 renewals
Posted 26 May 2010 - 05:42 AM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:21 AM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:40 AM
Perhaps NYCB will adjust to market conditions as well.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 05:00 PM
Quite a change from the old days, ca. 1987, when family illness called me out of town during the final week of the season. I presented single-purchase ticket to Dotty (remember Dotty?), who refunded it -- in cash -- despite the "Non-refundable" caveat on the ticket.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:00 PM
And then I remember things like having bought a ticket or maybe a pair to the Seattle Symphony gala opening. They were still advertising tickets when a friend called to say he was going to be in Seattle, and that he'd like to compare the acoustics in the year- or two-old Benaroya Hall to those at the Myerson in Dallas. His brother was coming too, and he preferred that we sit all together. I called the box office, and explained the situation, acknowledging that I was asking for an exception and a major favor to return the original(s) and get a set together, and if it wasn't possible, I understood. I got a rather snippy and begrudging response. I would have preferred a "no" to being treated like a bratty child. Obviously, I haven't forgotten that either.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:39 AM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:14 AM
I feel bad for the dancers. Exchange limitations, subscriber confusion and renewal reluctance don't make for large and lively audiences — or fulfilling and satisfying performances. Sounds like a losing situation all around.
I guess I won't be returning to the Koch in the foreseeable future. All right ... MAYBE in the fall.
Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:34 PM
They want you to renew for the entire year. And there's no option (on the form) to only renew for a season at a time.
I called the subscription office to find out if I was seeing things. They confirmed that you can only renew for the entire year.
I am extremely devoted to NYCB. As some of you know I have a professional (and personal) connection (which is why I don't post about the performances anymore) to many of the dancers. However, this is nuts! I still go to performances three times a week, and have noticed that the house is in need of more bodies to fill the seats (it's pretty depressing). On the other hand, I was just at the Royal Ballet (I was in London last week) and the place was packed.
Of course I'll renew, but I bet that they'll lose many subscribers because of this scheme. This is not smart marketing.
Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:47 PM
Could be. Or it could be like the San Francisco Ballet website drama of last year, where names dropped and reappeared, except you can't do that once a brochure goes out.
Summer waiting for official anything is hard.
Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:02 AM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:04 AM
The other notable omission in the new renewal materials is Call Me Ben. Based on my comparison to an eariler version of the schedule I printed out, its been replaced by Chichester Psalms. That was quick.
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