Consider North Shore, for example. Carol LaRosa, the venue’s public relations manager, said the company is still trying to raise $2 million in donations by July to be back in business. Artistic director-executive producer Barry Ivan and the board “are continuing their fundraising efforts,” she said, and a plan remains in place for the company to embark on a series of co-productions with other houses.
“But if the board and Barry aren’t able to finish raising the $2 million by next month,” she added, “they’ll continue their efforts to try to present a season in 2010.” Does that mean things aren’t far along? “No, not necessarily,” she responded. “But I don’t have any specific numbers at this point-I’m not sure if Barry…[does], either. The question of momentum is one I don’t think I-or they-can fully answer.”
Sunday, June 14, 2009
North Shore Music Theater Has The 1000 Yard Stare
Leonard Jacobs on the fate of several theaters who look like they may survive after having stared into the financial abyss: