Wright Opera House has economic impact on Ouray and Ouray County

The Wright Impact, 2014

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In July of this year, we began assessing the Wright's economic impact on our local economy using figures provided by Americans for the Arts, a non-profit organization that aggregates national and regional data on the significance of the arts in communities. Each year, AFA puts together an economic impact report that details at great length not only why arts are important, but why local communities and municipalities should invest in arts and cultural activities. For our part, we’re focused almost exclusively on the event-related income of local and non-local audiences1, which based on the most recent report is $17.42 and $39.96 per ticket, respectively.

Pianist George Winston at Wright Opera House

George Winston

Posted in Music at the Wright

Saturday, Dec 27

Show 7:30pm | Tickets: $30
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began...

Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet at Wright Opera House

Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet

Posted in Music at the Wright

Saturday, Jan 24

Show 7:30pm | Tickets: $25
THE MU’TET is led by JEFF COFFIN, saxophonist from Dave Matthews Band. Also a composer, educator, and 3x Grammy winner, you likely know Jeff from his 14 years with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (1997-2010). The Mu’tet takes its name from the word ‘mutation’, reflecting Jeff’s idea that music must continue to change and mutate in order to grow...

2014 Year to date impact & performance stats

58

Total # of events

$76,466

Event-related income

3,322

Tickets sold

Event-related income is income generated outside of the Wright as a result of events, i.e. lodging, meals, childcare, travel, etc. It is derived from a national average of (based on data from Americans for the Arts) $17.42 and $39.96 in event-related income generated per ticket for local and non-local audiences, respectively.

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Home of the Ouray County Players

Ouray County Players originated in 1991, under the name of Ouray County Summer Theater, with a production of the musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Following on the success of this production, came the popular musical, “Annie.” Thereafter, since its inception, OCP has presented both popular works and cutting edge experimental theater to the residents of and visitors to Ouray County. Our past productions include, “Oliver!”, “The Sound of Music”, “All in the Timing”, “The Enchanted”, “Abducting Diana”, and “Sylvia”. In addition, OCP has presented staged readings of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” and T.S. Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral.” Also included in our diverse repertoire are live “radio” productions of “A Christmas Carol”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Miracle on 34th Street”... continue reading...

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The Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
PO Box 17 (mailing)
Ouray, CO 81427

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Special thanks to Kindred Collective for their sponsorship and design work.


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At the Wright Opera House, we're working hard to bring high quality events and live performances to Ouray, Colorado. We're also trying to restore a facility that is over 120 years old. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us! If you have some praise for what we've done already or some feedback on what we could do better, please contact us via email.

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