Aubrey Dan announces final curtain call
Aubrey Dan is the president of Dancap Productions, Inc.
Aubrey Dan’s production company, Dancap Productions, Inc., has announced that it will not offer a 2013 subscription season in Toronto. Known for bringing hits like the musical Jersey Boys to theatres, Dancap often leased space at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA) for 15- to 20-week intervals, where its shows were a major draw.
Dan, who is not currently conducting interviews on the matter, wrote in a mid-May statement that he plans on re-evaluating Dancap’s involvement in the theatre business because he doesn’t foresee that there will be enough high-quality shows to bring to the stage in the near future.
Now, with Dancap’s last show slated for July 29 of this year, the TCA, one of three theatres operated by the City of Toronto, will have to come up with new sources of income to help keep the curtain from falling on its operations.
Coun. Gary Crawford, who serves as chair of Toronto’s Mayor’s Task Force on the Arts and Theatres, says the city had been looking for new companies for months prior to Dancap’s announcement.
“We’re trying to keep as many doors open as possible,” he said. “The goal, of course, is to ensure that these three theatres remain strong, viable performing arts centres in the city.”