New name?

BLT is batting around the idea of re-naming itself.  BLT is just looking at the idea.  Do you like the name Burien Little Theatre?  It has been BLT’s name for 33 years.  Do you have any suggestions for a new name?  Post your thoughts in the comments section.

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5 Responses to New name?

  1. Stevie VanBronkhorst says:

    Miasma Corral
    Stevie VanBronkhorst’s Cosmic Sojourn Illustrated
    The Burien Decider’s Theatre
    The South King County Arbiter of Taste
    Sit Down and Look Over Here
    Once Upon a Burien
    Not Really That Far Away, Thank You
    This IS the Regularly Scheduled Programming
    Burien Center for Drama and Storytelling
    Burien Experimental Theatre (BET for short)
    Cultural HotSeat
    Arts Axis of Burien
    More! More! Theatre

    All the rest of my ideas right now are increasingly more satirical for no good reason. Will keep working on it.

  2. Sandi says:

    Burien Big Theatre?

  3. craig says:

    Brilliantly Lit Theatre?

    I’m comfortable with the current name. As long as the theatre continues to be a small theatre in Burien, I think it works. Any name change is likely to mean some people lose track of the theatre, particularly if the acronym changes, too. What benefits make up for this disadvantage?

  4. Janette Nuss says:

    I think it is fine as is. People know who Burien Little Theatre is. It has familiarity. Do you remember when Jack in the Box tried changing its name to Monterrey Jacks?

    Sometimes the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” is the best option.

    • eric says:


      The problem is that it is broke. Burien Little Theatre is repeatedly confused with a children’s theater. Sadly, many people do not know who Burien Little Theatre is. In just the last year a number of actors who can to an audition for the first time said they had not come to audition for years because all BLT does is children’s theater. They were very surprised to see what BLT had been putting on stage for the last 33 years. How many more actors never come down for the first audition?

      The same is true of audience members. In the last couple of years BLT has been repeatedly told, I never knew BLT did high quality / not children’s shows. If BLT is hearing that from new audience members how many more people do not ever come down or even check the website to see what BLT is really up to?

      Would a name change mean a sudden huge jump in attendance? Not likely. But it nothing is done will the attendance rise fast enough to keep pace with the rising costs of presenting live theater? History says no, it will not.

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