The hit musical Beautiful is currently playing in Melbourne. It’s getting great reviews and looks fantastic. So does the ticket price; ranging from $70( with a restricted view) up to an eye watering $195. Good luck to those who are going, but, what about those of us who can’t afford to pay that much.
Well, that’s when you need to think outside the box.
On April 22 at 3pm there is a show called Tapestry Show playing at Frankston Arts Centre. A three piece band will play the music of Carole King, and others, all for the reasonable price of $25.00. Is it the story of Carole King, no, but you will hear her music.
Sometimes we have to compromise. I would like to see Beautiful, but, there’s no way l can afford those tickets. I like Carole King and, like many others have a copy of Tapestry. So l look for the next best thing. I’m not going to the Tapestry Show as l’ve already booked something else on that day but in a few weeks l’m going to a show like it, no full production, just the music and songs and l got that ticket for $19. It’s all about best value for money.
The big fancy stage shows will always get the publicity, but, for those of us on a budget they’re out of reach. Don’t worry about what you can’t see, think about what’s out there and the arts are thriving in the suburbs. All you have to do is look, or, leave it to me. I know quite a few little tricks to find affordable shows.
That’s why the website is called Loving the arts on a budget:)