The 2011 Canadian Badlands Passion Play was bigger and better this year and now they have the numbers to prove it.

This year’s version of the popular Drumheller area production presented not only a new script a new sound system a new set and new customized wardrobes for more than 200 actors but it also exceeded last year’s attendance by 15 per cent.

“This year 14040 people attended our seven performances” director Vance Neudorf said in a release.

“To increase sales by 15 per cent at a time when other major Alberta attractions were posting modest three percent increases tells meeting we are providing entertainment that people want. The sales spike is also a testament the artistic integrity and the timeless appeal of a great story.”