of the fiscal year.”
Ticket sales since Oct. 1 are
$1.2 million, up slightly over the
same period last year, Wilkes
said. His goal is to reach $2 million
by Sept. 30, which is the end
of the theater’s fiscal year.
“Cats,” the award-winning
musical that was the second-longest
running show on Broadway,
played for two nights at the
Sunrise in January and was a
sellout, he said. The 1,200-seat
theater was nearly filled a few
days earlier for a Doo Wop rock
’n roll performance.
Wilkes has also hired a new
marketing director, Rene Page,
to achieve the theater’s twin
goals of increasing ticket sales
while also promoting downtown
Fort Pierce so that theater-goers
patronize both downtown businesses
and the theater.
Next fall’s season may include
performances in a new black box
theater seating up to 280 people,
he said. A black box theater is an
empty room that allows complete
flexibility on seating and
stage location, or no stage at all.
The Peking Acrobats with their stunning acrobatic feats display the ultimate in teamwork.