After more than 60 years of bringing Broadway shows to Atlanta, Theater of the Stars announced today that it is closing, according to a report at Broadway World. The trouble theater company had already cancelled its entire 2013-14 season and tried to mount a last-ditch fundraising effort, but never reached its goal.

According to the article, the company is in the process of liquidating and winding down the organization. Subscriber’s refunds will be an important part of the closing process as the company pays off debts as quickly and efficiently as it is able.

“We’ve had a great run,” states Theater of the Stars Vice President, Brian D. Frey. “We could not be more grateful to our many patrons and supporters who have been a part of our family over the years. We hate to say ‘goodbye.’ It was a very difficult decision for all involved.”

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

2 replies on “Theater of the Stars to close permanently”

  1. Theater of the Stars’ closing is a truly sad event for me. Just think–over 60 years of bringing entertainment to Atlanta. The shows weren’t always musical theatre: Does anyone else remember the delightful Las Vegas-style extravaganzas that used to play the Civic Center in the 80’s? Two ladies who stand out for me are Mitzi Gaynor (who came more than once) and Ann-Margret. Their shows were fabulous! Mitzi, who played Nellie Forbush in the film version of “South Pacific,” was a special delight. She appeared more than once in the Theater of the Stars shows.

    And who can forget the wonderful Christopher Manos, who delighted in introducing the shows–and always first giving the current Atlanta Braves’ score, if they were playing. Thank you, Mr. Manos, and all the people in TOTS, who brought so much joy and entertainment to our city. To say you will be missed is a vast understatement.

  2. Theater of the Stars’ closing is a truly sad event for me. Just think–over 60 years of bringing entertainment to Atlanta. The shows weren’t always musical theatre: Does anyone else remember the delightful Las Vegas-style extravaganzas that used to play the Civic Center in the 80’s? Two ladies who stand out for me are Mitzi Gaynor (who came more than once) and Ann-Margret. Their shows were fabulous! Mitzi, who played Nellie Forbush in the film version of “South Pacific,” was a special delight. She appeared more than once in the Theater of the Stars shows.

    And who can forget the wonderful Christopher Manos, who delighted in introducing the shows–and always first giving the current Atlanta Braves’ score, if they were playing. Thank you, Mr. Manos, and all the people in TOTS, who brought so much joy and entertainment to our city. To say you will be missed is a vast understatement.

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