Originally Posted by markbarbera
I know the CBYE got the Tivoli for a song, but I wonder if this a good fit for the ballet company. The consultant seems to hint at this when she says the Tivoli stage is not suitable for classical ballet productions because it is such a shallow stage. She does recognize it as more suitable for smaller dance productions and musical theatre.
I wonder if anyone is working on a collaborative arrangement with CBYE and Opera Hamilton to have them as co-tenants in a restored Tivoli. They seem like a logical pairing. Whenever CBYE has full-scale productions (like their annual Nutcracker Suite), they could still use Hamilton Place.
I was wondering pretty much the same thing. It's a vaudeville-scale theatre. Seems like they've got a performance space that's good for limited rehearsal at best. They must've been aware of this limitation before they took on this project, though. Or maybe the bargain price made it worthwhile to them even if the theatre remained dark most of the year.
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