Theater The Drums of Doom, Confirmed
posted by October 27 at 10:56 AMon
The Seattle Rep has just officially confirmed that it is canceling the last week of The Three Musketeers due to financial constraints.
From spokeslady Ilana Balint:
When we were planning this season we had an optimistic and aggressive outlook for the sales on this show so we built in an extra two weeks on this show. We normally run shows for 4 and a half weeks, and with The Three Musketeers we had an extra two weeks built in. Unfortunately, due to the economic downturn of late, our sales have not merited an extra week of performances. So, we painfully decided that it would be fiscally responsible of us to cancel the last week of performances.
For those commentors on the previous post who thought the Three Musketeers was “not exactly the canary in the coal mine”—it should’ve been an easy sell for families and the summer-blockbuster demographic: a familiar story, sword fights, etc. Whether or not the production worked (we didn’t think so), it should’ve been able to float on name-recognition and single tickets. Moreso than, say, Purgatorio or even The Imaginary Invalid.
The fact that it didn’t makes it very much the canary in the coal mine.