Is the state tourism office missing a market?
After all, this small-in-size state is packed with
Over the years I have been wooed as an arts writer to travel to Houston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and other cities and states to check out their theater and arts offerings. As a tourist, I often look for arts venues to enhance -- and further -- my stays.
It isn't hard to imagine a marketing package that highlights to the theater-loving traveler venues around the state that are all within an hour or so of each other that would be a beacon -- or, at the very least, a reason to linger just a little bit longer.
Just look at what those arts-loving leaf- peekers could take in this fall in Connecticut: a world premiere of a new musical at
Individually, any one of them would be worth a visit to the state. Collectively, you have a powerhouse of shows that could rival any region outside of New York.
And that’s not even mentioning the shows at historic presenting venues such as
But you get the picture.
Trouble is, theater lovers don't. At least not the big picture. And not the big package to entice out-of-state audiences with discounts to check out multiple venues of their choosing -- as well as lodging and restaurants nearby the theaters.