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A traveling production of Jersey Boys performs each year. The average show sells 1,000 tickets at $60 a ticket. There are 120 shows each year.
The show has a cast of 75, each earning an average of $300 per show. The cast is paid only after each show. The other variable expense is program printing costs of $9 per guest. Annual fixed expenses total $969,000
Requirements:
1. Compute revenue and variable expenses for each show.
2. Use the income statement equation approach to compute the number of shows needed annually to break even.
3. Use the shortcut unit contribution margin approach to compute the number of shows needed annually to earn a profit of $3,078,000. Is this goal realistic? Give your reason.
4. Prepare Jersey Boy's contribution margin income statement for 100 shows each year. Report only two categories of expenses: variable and fixed.