The Arts Garage in Delray Beach said Monday it has canceled the remainder of its theater season.
CEO Marjorie Waldo and Board President Chuck Halberg said in a joint statement that the venue’s losses from the first two shows had been substantial.
“After an intensive five-week review of the varied programs we offer, it has become apparent that the losses we have suffered during the first two months of this fiscal year’s theater season will not allow for us to continue the season. As such, we have decided to cancel the remaining two productions in this season’s theater line up.
“I have every intention, as does the Board of Directors, of returning to our theater roots next season; it is a vital part of the Arts Garage line up and one that is very close to my heart.
We must, however, take a step back to review the model we use here at the Arts Garage to produce theater. Finding ways to produce relevant and engaging performances that our patrons love and our budget can support will be my goal over the next several months.”
The season kicked off with Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love & Sex (which ran through Oct. 30), with a cast that included Wayne LeGette and Connie Fernandez. It focused on the parents of a female college student who visit her and her male childhood friend, now living together.
Joseph Wilde’s Cuddles, a gothic thriller described as being about two sisters who share a dark secret, ran Nov. 13 through Sunday.
Blues in the Night (Jan. 21-Feb. 19), a revue of songs from the late 1930s, written by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Vernon Duke had been scheduled as the third show.
The season would have ended with another offbeat show, Breadcrumbs (March 11-April 9) by Jennifer Haley, a psychological tale about a reclusive fiction writer and the social worker assigned to her.
First 20 contestants named for Oliveira Violin Competition
BOCA RATON — The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition has chosen 20 competitors for its inaugural run at the Lynn Conservatory of Music next month.
The 20 violinists were selected from more than 80 applicants from 16 countries. They hail from Norway, South Korea, Kazakhstan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan and the United States.
The competition takes place at the Lynn Conservatory of Music from Jan. 22 to Feb. 5.
The competitors are Christopher Tun Andersen, 24, of Norway; Wonhee Bae, 29, of South Korea: Aaron Chan, 20, of Hong Kong; Brian Kwan Yeung Choi, 22, of China; Sirena Huang, 22, of the United States; Ho-Hsuan Feng, 21, of Taiwan; Luke Hsu, 26, of the United States; Ari Isaacman-Beck, 31, of the United States; Alina Ming Kobialka, 19 of the United States; Erzhan Kulibaev, 30, of Kazakhstan; Li Lao, 29, of China; Jivoon Lee, 24, of South Korea; Quanshuai Li, 25 of China; Christine Seohyun Lim, 22 of the United States and South Korea; Max Yiming Mao, 22, of China; Dongfang Ouyang 26 of China; Ji Won Song, 23 of South Korea; Elly Suh, 27 of the United States and South Korea; Chiharu Taki 29 of Japan; Hannah Tarley, 25, of the United States.
All 20 competitors will participate in the first semifinal round Jan. 23-26. The winners will advance to the second semifinal round from Jan. 29 to 31.
Four finalists will perform Feb. 4 and 5, each playing either the Tchaikovsky or Sibelius concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia. The winners will be announced Feb. 5. Top prize is $30,000, and includes performance opportunities and management support.
For more information on the competition, visit elmaroliveiraivc.org.