Theater Works Gets a Good Review & New Support from the City of Peoria
Reviewing the 2013/2014 Season, the City of Peoria confirmed the accomplishments of Theater Works as the managing tenant of the Peoria Center for Performing Arts. Recognizing its renewed capacities, the city has continued its financial support for the Theater Works' operation of the Peoria Center in the upcoming season.
At its June 17 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved providing Theater Works a total of $350,000 over the next fiscal year to cover operating expenses including utilities, box office operations, and maintenance functions. Similar to the previous year's agreement, a number of performance, financial, management and operational conditions are required of Theater Works. All of the designated performance goals for 2013-14 were achieved.
The 28-year old not-for-profit theater company has served as Managing Tenant of the $11.3 million, two-stage Peoria Center facility since its opening in 2007.
"It is gratifying that the City Council and Staff recognize the progress we have made at Theater Works," commented Theater Works Executive Director, Daniel Schay. There is a working partnership in place, and increasing public recognition of the quality and variety of programming available at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts," continued Schay. "This vote is a testament to the hard work of hundreds of professionals and volunteers, making the arts happen in, by and for our community."
Theater Works kicks off its new season of programming with the "New Works WESTival" - staged readings of new plays by Valley and national playwrights, which will run for three weekends in July. The MasterWorks season opens September 5, 2014 with I get a Kick Out of Cole, a review of songs from the masterful American composer. The YouthWorks season begins with a highly theatrical retelling of Tales from the Arabian Nights on September 12, 2014.
For more information about Theater Works and Peoria Center for the Performing Arts full season of plays, musicals, concerts, comedy, dance and facility rentals please visit www.theaterworks.org or call the box office at (623)815-7930.