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John Treacy Egan and Christine Pedi put on a polished and professional show Friday night at the Leo Welder Center. Unfortunately, the theater wasn't even half full.

Why do you think that is? Is the audience not here for such a show? Is it because this is the third year in a row Pedi has visited Victoria?

I ask only because I hope to see the Welder Center full every night. Eventually, wouldn't it be great if the demand was so great we had to build a bigger performing arts center?

The Victoria Advocate, as it is with so many community events, is a presenting sponsor this year of Theatre Victoria. Most every other Theatre Victoria show I've seen has attracted close to a full house. This particular show probably wouldn't appeal to the under-40 set, but Egan and Pedi both gave it their all as if they were playing a packed house on Broadway. Egan's performance of his songs from "The Little Mermaid" and "The Producers" alone were worth the ticket price.

What shows would you like to see brought to Victoria?