|March 22, 2023|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
"Annie" doesn't live here any more. But she was around for one eventful week this month, a week that marked the reopening of the long-shuttered Fox Theatre.
But was it a successful beginning or was it flawed? Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says yes and no to that question.
"Annie" cancelled its Feb. 2 opening but it did debut 24 hours later. The musical was supposed to be around for eight performances. Low advance ticket sales trimmed that count to five. But the Fox -- now the Fox Performing Arts Center -- played to near capacity during- the remaining five nights.
Sokolsky says it might have been more successful if it had been scheduled for another time of year, preferably one that did not include Super Bowl Sunday. On the other hand, he notes, the performances were well received and there were no obvious problems.
In short, Sokolsky states, the best may be yet to come for the revived theater, but the better could be on its way.
Episode Date: February 19, 2010