WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JUNE 29: SUMMER THEATER
Profile America — Friday, June 29th. The summer theater season is under way in Farmington, New Mexico, where performances are held in a natural sandstone amphitheater. This season, the main show is "Fiddler on the Roof." Across the country, summer theaters will present a wide variety of musicals, comedy and dramatic productions under the stars, inside tents, and in converted barns and mills. Americans are increasingly enjoying going to live theater. The big Broadway shows draw more than 12 million people a year, while their road company versions are seen by over 14 million. But the real growth is in local summer theaters and other nonprofit companies, which play to an enthusiastic audience of more than 30 million annually. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 322
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1234
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau