Despite a pledge of substantial support by Roger Bobb, nationally acclaimed film and television producer, the Save Theater of the Stars campaign did not reach its phase 1 goal of $500,000 by July 1.
The company is pursuing intermediary plans, and the fundraising efforts will continue and donations can be made by visiting http://www.theaterofthestars.com or by calling 404-252-8960.
To that end, the company has cancelled “Dreamgirls”. Theater of the Stars is in discussions with investors to
support the production of “The Little Mermaid”. Theater of the Stars is reviewing its options regarding “Anything
Goes.” On July 15, The Fox Theatre terminated its lease with Theater of the Stars and both parties agreed to move forward with an at-will usage arrangement. The termination of the lease allows The Fox Theatre to begin to fill the vacancies created by the cancellation of “Dreamgirls.”
Details will be released regarding “The Little Mermaid.” Information regarding the refund of single tickets for “Dreamgirls” can be found by visiting the Fox Theatre website at http://www.foxtheatre.org.
Theater of the Stars is asking the community to donate now, and join Mr. Bobb and their innumerable valued donors, to help preserve this iconic institution.
“We are thrilled at the tremendous vote of confidence that Mr. Bobb and all our donors and supporters have given Theater of the Stars, and we are confident that with additional community support, this organization, with the one- of-a-kind Chris Manos as our Producer, will continue for generations to come,” said Brian D. Frey, Theater of the Stars Vice President. “Chris has been such a force in this industry over these sixty years of Theater of the Stars and he’s forged so many new paths for so many talented people… it’s our hope to be able to see this hurdle through in his honor, and get back to the business of presenting and producing great musical theatre.”