Mar 9, 2017

Boise State's Morrison Center Retains Rank as #2 University Venue in Nation

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Boise, Idaho: Boise State University's Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts announced it retained its rank as #2 in its category (5,000 seats or less) for "2017 Top Stops in Universities" by Venues Today Inc. The ranking is based on gross box office receipts. Gross box office receipts for the period (December 1, 2015 - November 30, 2016) was $4.7 million for 91 public performances with an attendance of 107,020 patrons.

Other top stops in the category included: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts in East Lansing, Michigan (#1), Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas (3#), Bass Convert Hall in Austin, Texas (#4), and Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa (#5).
The Morrison Center is also ranked #4 for "Top Stops in the Pacific Northwest."  Venues Today Inc. is the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners and suppliers to music, sports and meetings venues internationally.

Finally, the Morrison Center was listed as one of the top 100 theatre venues (ranked #78) for worldwide ticket sales in Pollstar Magazine (the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry) for the 2016 calendar year. Theatre size and market location are not distinguished in the Pollstar rankings.

"The 2016 season was extremely successful," said James Patrick, Executive Director of the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. "Our Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise series had something for everyone and included the very best that Broadway touring had to offer. We have some very strong presenting partners, including Magic Space Entertainment, that play an important role in our overall activity level. We are excited about continuing to reach new heights. The Founders of the Morrison Center wanted our venue to be known as 'The People's Theatre.' As more and more Idahoans and people from neighboring states visit us, we are fulfilling that mission."

For the complete article in Venues Today Magazine regarding the University rankings CLICK HERE.

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