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#16 kbarber

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:48 AM

I believe it will be in 2015-16 in Toronto.

 
So are we going to have to wait for that premiere before they can include this ballet in a North American broadcast?

you would have to ask the NBOC or the RB!

#17 mom2

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:42 AM

further to my season's ticket pricing rant….

 

I had a call the other night from NBOC while I was cooking dinner.  Normally I wouldn't pick up at that time, but figured I had something to say.  The man on the other end of the phone was probably taken aback (I think he was calling for donations), but he was very nice.  Said he would look into it and call me back.  He didn't.

 

I did tell him that I was not about to make a donation when the price of my season's tickets went up so much, without warning.

 

Guess I have a couple of weeks to decide before the early bird deadline.

 

Question:  do other big companies have the renewal process so early?



#18 sandik

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:51 PM

Pacific Northwest Ballet has been in renewals for over a month -- they started during the February repertory.  The season starts in mid-September.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:29 PM

As I remember, NYCB last year announced the entire next season about May 1 and subscription renewals started right away, for a season that opens in September.

 

Colorado Ballet announced the new season in February at their last big program at the Opera House (the final program is at the University of Denver in late March) and subscriptions were available for renewal at that point, with a deadline of July 1 to keep your seats. Singles will go on sale in mid-July for a season that starts in late September.

 

RE: another issue on this thread: I read that telemarketers in the US do the solicitations for donations and also subscriptions and keep a big % of the revenue. I always deal directly with companies (via their web sites), so all the money goes to the company. I don't know if that's true in Canada.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:36 AM

 

RE: another issue on this thread: I read that telemarketers in the US do the solicitations for donations and also subscriptions and keep a big % of the revenue. I always deal directly with companies (via their web sites), so all the money goes to the company. I don't know if that's true in Canada.

 

This varies from company to company -- if you're concerned, you can ask about the breakdown of the donation, but don't assume that it's all to the bad.
 



#21 mom2

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:22 AM

NBOC seems to have a large "corps" of volunteers and staffers for the fundraising.  usually very nice people who actually know a lot about the ballet, so one doesn't mind the phone call terribly (though it would be nice if they avoided my dinner hour).



#22 kbarber

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:15 AM

NBOC does not use volunteers for telemarketing (either fundraising or ticket sales). They are paid, I believe by hourly wage, not by commission.

#23 mom2

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:27 PM

no good news about the price of my seat, but some very nice news regarding male principal dancers...

 

http://www.thestar.c..._superstar.html



#24 volcanohunter

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:32 PM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. Jason Reilly had similarly announced his decision to move back to Canada before changing his mind.



#25 mom2

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:37 PM

This is true… hopefully this time it will stick??



#26 kbarber

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:39 PM

this one is sticking.


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