Cost of school plays
by JAMES WALSH and RANDI WEINER
The Journal News, publication date: 15 March 2005
"The size of a school's auditorium also figures into the price. The larger the hall, the more the licensing companies charge, on the theory that revenues from ticket sales will be higher. Likewise, the number of performances also impacts the cost.
Program and advertising artwork must adhere to a copyrighted design — no room for student creativity here — with even the type size dictated by the companies.
These restrictions continue as long as a copyright remains in effect. That could be for the life of the author plus 70 years for works created on or after Jan. 1, 1978, said Stephanie Furgang Adwar, a copyright attorney from West Nyack."