By: Diane Benjamin
I filed a FOIA request for a recap of the Naked Magicians Show held at the BCPA. My request was denied because the report is on-line, I was directed there instead.
Here’s where it gets funny for me, likely tragic for Bloomington taxpayers.
These are the only shows listed, no event recaps are listed for shows that took place between February and November:
Obviously the only reason Naked is there is because I FOID’d it. They claim the show made $11,099 even though tickets prices had to be discounted 50%
Carbon Leaf Sister Hazel lost $15,258.
Ed Asner made $4,523.
Dracula lost $9,981.
Gobsmacked lost $14,571.
Nutcracker made $7,428.
If you are interested in the others, click the link above.
There is no accountability for taxpayers at the BCPA. Every show should have a posted event report.
Somehow they came up with the Naked guys report only because I FOIA’d it. Shows have taken place since November and nothing is posted for any of them.
Taxpayers deserve to know:
- How many tickets are sold to each show
- How many tickets are given away
- Estimated profit/loss from every show
Is transparency too difficult?
The BCPA offices aren’t even in the BCPA, they are in the Creativity Center that is now getting lots of money for repairs and isn’t ADA compliant.
Tari, you claim the City is transparent. This again proves the opposite.