Financially strapped Theater of the Stars has cancelled its entire 2013-14 season. In late June, the 60-year-old theater company announced it needed a $500,000 infusion of cash by July 12 to keep the doors open and an additional $500,000 by Aug. 30 to stage the 2013-14 season.
After raising only $100,000, the Fox Theatre terminated Theater of the Stars’ lease, but agreed to let the struggling company use the stage on an at-will arrangement. Yesterday, Aug. 1, the Fox Theater announced that Theater of the Stars had been unable to raise funding for productions of The Little Mermaid and Cats. The company had already cancelled productions of Dreamgirls and Anything Goes.
The Fox stepped in and rescued the production of Stomp, which runs Sept. 26-29, and will honor tickets previously purchased by Theater of the Stars subscribers and single ticket buyers. Additional tickets are on sale at FoxTheatre.org.