NEWS CSF smashes box-office expectations for 2013 — Daily Camera

October 21, 2013

By Sarah Kuta Camera Staff Writer

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, which in recent years has come under financial scrutiny by the University of Colorado, expects to finish 2013 with a "significant profit," according to the festival's interim director Tim Orr.

The festival saw a nearly 10 percent increase in ticket sales this year over 2012. Though the theater company's fiscal year ends Dec. 31, Orr said the festival is on track to finish in the black for the first time since 2006.

"That puts us in such a good position for 2014," Orr said. "We will have so much more breathing room, more resources and a little bit more money in our pocket to make 2014 even better and more beautiful."

Box office receipts for the 2013 season ending Aug. 11 were 17 percent higher than the festival's revenue goal. The theater company brought in $770,262 in ticket sales this season, up from a projected $657,300. 

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