I Know Everything - Chapter 427
Chapter 427: From the beginning till the end of the year.
Shanhai Streaming was planning for Jian Peng to participate in various shows at the beginning and during that he would complain about the ruthlessness and indifference of those Lightning Boys.
But Chen Huan stopped it before Jian Peng could say anything.
On one side, it was still a question if Jian Peng was willing to sell tears and attack others.
On another side, would there be any effect even if Jian Peng was willing?
Lightning Boys already had gained a bad reputation due to slandering Chen Huan. They only could develop a little thanks to some brainless fans.
For a band like that, they could only get a foothold if they produced a heaven defying figure or Shining Technology got great luck by producing a classic album for them and spent a lot on publicity.
But it was impossible for them to be among the top.
Because a band that had morale flaws, at least in China, wouldn’t become the best as the people wouldn’t support that.
The older the people were, the more disgusted they would be and the more they would reject it.
That was why Shining Technology tried to get out of it.
Jian Peng was also someone honest.
He called Chen Huan afterward and thanked him for his help.
This meant he didn’t want to be a spiteful person and trashtalk Lightning Boys.
After all, he was scouted by Chen Huan via that platform and got this opportunity.
Chen Huan was happy about this as he felt Jian Peng was at least not an ingrate and maybe Jian Peng would help him in the future if he ever got in trouble.
What am I even thinking about!?
How could I get in trouble!?
I own everything around here!
In the evening, he received guests once again.
It was Fan Dan, the vice-director of Huajin Theater.
She also bought over with her two Huajin Ducks.
The gift may be small but the goodwill was there. She definitely held respect when she bought her local specialty when she visited.
Fan Dan definitely respected Chu Liuxiang.
She contacted Chen Huan through her relationship with Zhu Mei just before the Spring Festival, which allowed her theater troupe to adapt ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ into theater play.
After several months of preparation and rehearsal, ‘Miracle in cell No.7’ was performed nationwide in June.
They released it on Huajin at the beginning and only planned to perform it for ten days but because the reception was so good, the director of the theater decided to perform it for a month.
But this decision was loudly protested by the audience that had already bought tickets in other cities.
You already set the time but delay it to stay in Huajin, what was that?
It couldn’t be helped.
They could only follow the original schedule.
However, from Jinwei, Quancheng, Jianye and then to Huhai… the audience in each city tried to beg for more performances and to stay more days in the city, those three days were completely not enough to satisfy their thirst!
When they kept encountering this kind of situation, Fan Dan and co decided to have the team B stop their rehearsal and directly start to perform from Huajin.
Three days in each city and following the footsteps of team A.
Then it was full room for at each performance of Team B and it received countless applause every time too. Who knew how many people cried at the end?
In five or six months, Team A and B toured more than 30 first and second tier cities and the tour was only completed at the beginning of December and they all returned to Huajin.
“Your fee for the copyrights should have arrived these past two days, right?” Fan Dan asked after sitting down.
“It arrived!” Chen Huan gave a smile, “I haven’t congratulated you yet but it seems that it was very successful!”
“Isn’t it all thanks to you, Teacher Chu?” Fan Dan smiled happily when she heard that.
This year, Huajin Opera with their two teams performed nearly ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ 400 times and earned more than 80 million Yuan.
Even if the lodging, travel and other expenses were taken out, their net profit still reached 50 million.
How did Chen Huan know?
Because they need to give Chen Huan 5% of their profit, which was 5 million. So he could calculate it based on that.
The rise of the internet era didn’t damage the traditional art industry as big as it was imagined in the last 20 years.
Even movie theaters were prospering as people with money would spend money to support it as they preferred those traditional arts.
Although the money wasn’t a lot, their days would still be more comfortable with the big expenses they had.
But they had never seen something like ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ where they earned 50 million in half a year.
It was a great year for Huajin Theater.
Even if all their salaries were given by the state, it would be a good thing since they would get bonuses for the extra revenue they bought.
“In fact, we weren’t well prepared enough this time.” Fan Dan said to Chen Huan, “I didn’t expect it to be so popular as we didn’t meet with the people’s needs even with a second team. It was like that in the first and second tier cities, then third tier cities also invited us to perform but we refused, our actors were too tired!”
Chen Huan expressed his understanding.
Any actor performing two hundreds play and it was the same play on top of that, was extremely physically and mentally exhausting.
Their mental state would be affected if they didn’t rest.
“We thought at the beginning that the people’s enthusiasm would reduce after watching the movie but they unexpectedly still wanted to watch the theater version after watching the movie and there’s actually even more people!” Fan Dan said in excitement, “We have received invitations from more than 60 third tier cities. We have decided to go each of those cities on top of the first and second tier cities, and we perform five times in each city!”
Chen Huan was taken aback for a bit and asked, “Wouldn’t the two teams be busy all year long like that?”
“No, we’ve formed Team C during October.” Fan Dan explained, “In January, they will perform 20 times in our own theater and then another 20 after the Spring Festival. With experience, they could then work with Team A and B, which would relieve a lot of pressure from team.”
Huajin Theater was actually willing to dedicate three teams to one play.
Probably no play had this treatment except long time classics such as Thunderstorm, Tea House etc…
Chen Huan felt pride hearing Fan Dan.
Promoting theater and having more people enjoying it was something a literary man should do!
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