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Between 2014 and 2015, the Musical Theatre category experienced an increase in revenue and attendance. Gross revenue grew by 4.5% from $320.34 million to $334.87 million, while total attendance grew by 2.4%. Growth in revenue coincided with an increase in average ticket price by 2.3% from $105.70 to $108.13.
Major events in the Musical Theatre category in 2015 included Anything Goes, Dirty Dancing, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Hugh Jackman Live and Wicked. Significant growth was experienced in Western Australia with an increase in revenue by 48% and attendance by 13%. Wicked and Dirty Dancing had seasons in Perth in 2015, and The Lion King had a season in Perth for the first time in its 20 year run.
Queensland experienced an increase in revenue (19%) and attendance (23%), as did Victoria with stable growth in revenue (12%) and attendance (6%). Revenue and attendance grew significantly in the ACT due primarily to the strong performance of Sweet Charity. South Australia saw declining revenue (34%) and attendance (44%) in this category, as did New South Wales experience a decline in revenue (10%) and attendance (5%).