I have already started looking into venues. At this point I have two choices. Last year’s Hall, which is a large beautifully decorated hall with Oak paneling and wood floors annexed to the public library, or a large room with a proper stage , lighting and sound system included, in the community center where I teach.
I have to carefully weigh the pros and cons. The major hurdle is going to be the coast. Last year I only charged $25/student to cover all expenses of rentals and costumes.
For the “Nutcracker Ballet” I think I will have to go higher.