I did a contract here as well about 6 years ago.. They need to update the living situation.It wasn't but alot of the things were outdated. I did not serve cause I didn't know I could do that all well. Over all it was a good contract.
So I did a Christmas contract here. This theatre is absolutely gorgeous - glorious decorations and an impressive stage. You really get that magical feeling while performing on it. And if you work as a server, you will make hecka money - especially during Christmas when there are lots of shows and full audiences. My bank account was so happy after this contract. As for the cons, the cast housing is not the best. You do get your own room, but most of them are created by splitting up larger rooms and inserting fake, thin walls that provide absolutely no audio privacy. Oh, and there's black mold. Furthermore, the old timers who have been working here for multiple productions are rude, insensitive, and demeaning. They even told me and another new castmate that casting was really "scraping the bottom of the barrel to find people this year". They basically act like they own the place - and of course there's lots of favoritism, bullying, and drama. So the people and housing are really not the best, but the money and theatre are definite perks.
I had a great time doing a Christmas contract here a few years back. The audiences and the town really, really love these shows and the performers. The cast housing is fine. It has two full kitchens, which was awesome! The cleanliness of the house is really dependent on the people you're living with, as they don't have professional cleaners coming in between productions or anything. If anything needs to be addressed in terms of housing, the theater staff is usually quick to get things fixed. The base pay as a performer is pretty low, and you don't get any overtime for outside promotional stuff like public performances or radio interviews. Being a server is where the money is, but not everyone is going to want to do that extra work while already doing 8-9 shows a week.