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City of Redondo Beach Closes Down Civic Light Opera

The following is an excerpt from an article in todays Daily Breeze regarding the City of Redondo Beach terminating their agreement with the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities to utilize the City owned Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center due to unpaid rent.  To read the entire article, go to

"The city of Redondo Beach has severed ties with a popular theater production group, displacing ticket holders, professional actors and production crew members until an agreement can be worked out with a new facility.

City officials confirmed Monday that the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, which is behind more than $200,000 in lease payments to the city of Redondo Beach, has been banished from its longtime home, the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

The city owns the 1,450-seat theater on Manhattan Beach Boulevard and charges $55,000 per performance there.  Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin lamented the potential loss of the cultural institution in the city, but said the current economic climate makes it necessary to find other tenants for the hulking performing arts center, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors a year. "

The Civic Light Opera plans to stage their next production at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, but is still negotiating as to where their next home will be.

I have attended several of the Civic light opera productions and found them to be very enjoyable and professionally staged, and I will miss their presentations.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsMaureen Megowan • August 30 2011 08:00PM
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