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Marketing tip -- can you top this one?

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I heard this with my own ears. I am not making it up. An opera company nearby Washington was advertising its season opener. It's exciting, it's wonderful, it's etc etc. All perfectly acceptable. And then they ended with this line?

"Opera.....it's better than you think!"

Should ballet be left out? Along these lines, I came up with

"Ballet....almost as fun as curling!!"

I'm sure someone can top that.

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Shot of a gravestone, with the epitaph: ""All things considered, I'd rather be at the ballet."

(Apologies to WC Fields.)

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Argh! I work for an opera company and that makes me cringe. Right along the lines of, "Trust me, honey, creamed spinach is really good!"

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Ballet -- not effete, not elite, just really neat.

Ballet -- it's like baseball without the spitting.

Ballet -- forget the fairy dust; these are fairies that sweat.

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With apologies to Chicagoans and Saturday Night Live

da bears

da bulls

da ballet!!!!

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"Ballet -- we're not what you think we are"

"Ballet -- Tights! Music! Action!"

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"Ballet -- it's better than Opera!"

(Running and hiding.....)

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Oh, Manhattnik. You insist on thinking postiively!

I'll amend that to:

Ballet -- it's not as bad as opera!

Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I see a lot of material for bumper stickers here!

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Cost of tickets...$100

Bribe to get your teenager to go ...$20

Seeing a Balanchine ballet....priceless

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Ballet: Why should little old ladies have all the fun?

Ballet: More fun than a Turkish prison.

Ballet: After dragging the little wifey to all those ball games, it's only fair...

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Ballet: Your friends won't humiliate you, they'll just deny they know you.

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"Da Ballet" : ages ago (1991? 1992?) Ballet Chicago did do that one... with a billboard. I thought it worked, but then the company did just keep shrinking & shrinking... so maybe not.

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Dear Leigh, that one really hit home!!! I had to laugh out loud!

Here is mine:

Thrills, Chills and Goose Bumps... enjoy the Ballet.

Embarrass your children... go to the Ballet.

They did it to you first!!

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Ballet - cheaper than football...

Or should that be 'better value than football'?;)

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There is no way that I can add to this!

However, in it's defense, I must hasten to defend the Baltimore Opera. These ads are a hoot. They are not nasty, not perjorative, they are really clever, they translate to print very well--I used to save the brochures I got as examples of good marketing.

I think they are great! So there. Look at their web site--

I have to say that I think Farrell Fan's slogan would go on my car if I were a bumper sticker kinda gal......

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I just saw a commercial for this. The tag line was "You can forget everything you ever thought a musical was supposed to be."

Like entertaining?

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Tsk, tsk.....now, be nice!!

This is Twyla Tharp, danced to Billy Joel.

(I think I'm busy that evening. In fact, I know I am!):rolleyes:

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Babes, buns, and brawn!Bada bada bing!!!! And you say ballet's not your "thing"?:rolleyes:

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I just want to say that, here in the Boston area, Brunswick Sardines are getting quite a bit of radio commercial air time, and I think ballet is an easier sell than sardines.

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I was flipping through some old programmes and came across this one for the Alberta Ballet in 2000.

"Shakespeare, without all those damn words" :)

L.

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In the theater of life, there are dancers, and there are watchers. Watchers wanted.

How about this:

The new Delta Theater--the first theater in its class with seats that recline all the way back!

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