The curtain has fallen on another banner year for the Grand Theatre which was not without controversy.

At the 2017-18 annual general meeting Monday evening, executive director Deb Harvey announced the theatre’s 19th consecutive operating surplus.

The $27,327 surplus brings the total accumulated surplus to $610,541.

The season was Dennis Garnhum’s second as artistic director and the first season of artistic programming.

The theatre garnered national attention after both local school boards pulled funding after Prom Queen: The Musical was chosen as the 2018 high school project.

The public board later reinstated financial support and the community rallied to raise over $75,000 to make sure the show would go on.

Ticket sales accounted for 60 per cent of revenue, contributing $4.2 million to the budget; donors and supporters generated 19 per cent, or $1,302,461. The Grand Theatre also receives government funding and support from the 2017-18 season sponsor BMO Financial Group.

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