Official: Atlanta's Theater of the Stars to Close Following Financial Troubles
After more than 60 years of bringing the best of Broadway to Atlanta and delighting hundreds of thousands of adults and children alike, Theater of the Stars, Inc. has announced today that it is closing. The troubled economy has resulted in underperforming seasons for the past several years, creating financial obstacles too difficult to overcome. Action steps are in the works to liquidate and wind 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."
Theater of the Stars was led to national acclaim through the artistic vision of Christopher B. Manos. Manos is an iconic force in Atlanta, and a major contributor to the arts in the region. He helped found the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, Just Us Theatre (the first African American theatre company in Atlanta), and was a major driving force behind the creation of The Atlanta Ballet, The Atlanta Opera and The Woodruff Arts Center. Theater of the Stars launched many professional careers and has provided countless opportunities for young people to perform on the stage of the Fox Theatre.
The Fox Theatre will now be presenting STOMP September 25th-29th. Tickets for STOMP are on sale at www.FoxTheatre.org or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre will honor all tickets that have already been purchased for STOMP including tickets purchased by Theater of the Stars subscribers.
Ticketholders: All subscribers have been mailed a letter outlining the following refund options and details: Ticket holders and subscribers:
- Customers who purchased single tickets for Disney's The Little Mermaid (September 7th -15th) and Cats (January 14th-19th) at the Fox Theatre ticket office or at a Fox Theatre Outlet should contact the Fox Theatre Ticket Office by phone at 404-881-2017 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a full refund.
- You may "return" your subscription back to the company as a donation to the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, eligible for all applicable tax deductions and you will receive a letter stating as such.
- You may return your original tickets and request a refund to P.O. Box 11748 Atlanta, GA 30355.