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Manitoba News

A Winnipeg theatre company has pulled the plug on an upcoming production in an effort to keep the lights on for another season.

It’s just one of many difficult financial choices arts organizations are facing in the aftermath of the pandemic, experts say.

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) artistic director Dan Petrenko and board president Miriam Kohn announced in an email to patrons on Monday the company had made the difficult decision to cancel a production of “Songs for a New World,” the Jason Robert Brown musical that was initially slated to close out its current season.

They said the production was no longer feasible due to “lingering financial challenges” stemming from the past season.

Instead, WJT’s upcoming production of “Address Unknown” by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor will be the company’s final offering of its 36th season.

When speaking with CTV News Winnipeg, Petrenko said even after a very successful fundraising campaign …

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