Theater Ticket Sales Climb

By Beacon Staff

As Alpine Theatre Project launches its boldest summer yet, ticket sales climb for the successful theater company, now gearing up for its fifth season. Along with increased ticket sales, the company has gone high tech—adding online ticket purchases.

“We’ve already doubled our season subscriptions,” says Artistic Director Betsi Morrison. The increase may be due to the company’s growing reputation, but also in part to staging shows in the new Whitefish Middle School Performing Arts Center with a third more seating than O’Shaughnessy Center.

ATP’s summer line up of “The Full Monty,” “Pete n Keely,” and Olympia Dukakis in “Another Side of the Island” has already created a buzz of anticipation. Also, world-renowned tenor Mike Eldred joins jazz pianist Jeff Steinberg for one night of Broadway tunes on July 5.

The new online ticketing allows buyers to purchase single tickets round-the-clock seven days a week—no need to wait for the box office to open. “You can even choose your own seats,” adds Morrison.

Combined, this season’s shows are ambitious for sheer size. The company is bringing in 75 professional actors, musicians, and designers from New York and Los Angeles to stage the three shows. Thomas Bumlauskas, who has designed sets for theaters in Pennsylvania and Maine, recently flew in from Las Vegas to design the sets for “The Full Monty.”

To purchase tickets online, go to Alpine Theatre Project. You can also call the box office at 406/862-SHOW. Season subscriptions are also still available.