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Len Cariou
Funding issues led to Reprise Theatre Company's failure to relaunch
Funding issues led to Reprise Theatre Company's failure to relaunch

For 15 years, Reprise Theatre Company brought musical-theater favorites and rarities to devoted audiences at UCLA's Freud Playhouse and other venues on the Westside of Los Angeles. The company managed to draw top-notch Broadway actors and directors, and developed a reputation for mounting quality productions on non-Broadway budgets and rehearsal schedules. But financial problems crept up on Reprise and the company went on hiatus early last year. Last month, leaders sent a letter to subscribers saying that they had decided to permanently lower the curtain, citing the inability to find "sustained funding." According to former staff members, donors and others with knowledge of the...

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