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Wed., July 23, 2014, 11:03 a.m.

Morrison Center makes international ranking, thanks to Idahoans flocking to see ‘Wicked’

The Morrison Center on the BSU campus has made the list of the top 50 theatre venues in the world for ticket sales in the first half of 2014, thanks in part to an extended 24-performance run of “Wicked” that drew Idahoans in droves. The 10-story, 2,037-seat performing arts center was listed 44th in the rankings for ticket sales to qualifying national presentations by Pollstar, an international trade publication. “The 2014 season was extremely successful,” said James Patrick, the center’s executive director, who called the “Wicked” run “unprecedented.”

The non-profit Morrison Center opened in 1984; it was a dream of the late Harry Morrison, whose late widow, Velma, championed it; the center’s full name is the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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