Theater The Drums of Doom
posted by October 26 at 20:06 PMon
Due to financial stresses, the Seattle Rep is closing its Three Musketeers a week early, according to a source affiliated with the theater. The new close date is November 9.
This is the first in what will surely be a litany of closures, cancellations, and upheavals in Seattle theater for the next several years.
Just a few days ago, Rep managing director Ben Moore told me that by next year, the Rep would be a “different organization.” He said he has been in the theater business for 40 years, and that “people who should be in the know” say this is the worst economic forecast they’ve ever seen.
He suggested that if the Rep could make changes to its organization and production schedule now, it would. But, being in the middle of a season, it has to make good on its commitments.
Looks like things have worsened in those few days.
Incidentally, Jane Zalutsky, the president of the Rep’s board, is a vice-president at the newly bankrupt WaMu.