From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson:
ArtsWest cultural center in West Seattle announced it will present as planned the musical “Dogfight,” despite the loss of the show’s co-producer, Balagan Theatre. The Balagan board of directors announced last week that the nonprofit Seattle company was being disbanded, due to crippling financial shortfalls. “Dogfight,” about the offbeat romance of a young soldier and a waitress in 1960s San Francisco, plays Oct. 23-Nov. 22 at ArtsWest.
In addition, a press statement by ArtsWest stated that “current Balagan subscribers will be offered complimentary tickets to ‘Dogfight,’ and also be provided the opportunity to transfer into ArtsWest season subscriptions at no charge.”
“It is important to all of us at ArtsWest to take care of Balagan Theatre’s supportive and dedicated audience. It is the right choice for us to support Seattle theatre patrons and Balagan subscribers need a welcoming home that we can offer,” said ArtsWest managing director Laura Lee.
For more details, contact ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery at www.artswest.org or 206-938-0963, ext. 125.