City Needs to Do the Right Thing

City Needs to Do the Right Thing

The performance agreement between the Wayne Theatre Alliance and Waynesboro’s Economic Development Authority was a part of the financial requirements of the state and national tax credit investors in the restoration of the Wayne Theatre. With the official March opening and the booking of major national performers, the Alliance met their end of the requirements of the agreement.

The agreements like the one between WTA and Waynesboro’s EDA are used by localities all over the country as incentives to economic investment. The agreements are based on trust as one city council cannot enter into an agreement that would bind a future city council. They are rarely defaulted on or canceled.

At press time, Waynesboro has not included the payment due under the agreement in their annual budget. Without the agreement and the trust implicit in the arrangement, the investment of millions of dollars in Waynesboro would not have happened. We trust the City will honor the agreement as we have based our future on that mutual trust. WTA waits for the City do the right thing and fulfill its obligation.


Upcoming Events

Sister Act: The Musical

The Wayne Theatre is proud to announce the Virginia state premiere of the Broadway hit “Sister Act” – Feb. 22-25 and March 1-4.

March 8: Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music

The Wayne Theatre presents The Heart Behind the Music on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

March 9: Richmond Ballet

The Wayne Theatre presents the Richmond Ballet on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

March 16: Live@TheWayne featuring Blues Soup

Live@TheWayne features Waynesboro’s own Blues Soup on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

March 17: Pinkalicious

The Wayne Theatre presents the Virginia Repertory Theatre production of Pinkalicious the Musical on Saturday, March 17, for two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 24: Wilson Fairchild

Wilson Fairchild returns to the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. 

April 7: The Grand Gala - Where the Stars Align with jazz vocalist Nicole Henry

The Wayne Theatre presents The Grand Gala: Where the Stars Align on Saturday, April 7.

April 14-15: Anne of Green Gables

The Wayne Theatre presents Anne of Green Gables on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

April 28: Robin and Linda Williams

The Wayne Theatre presents Robin and Linda Williams on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

May 18: The Modern Gentlemen

The Wayne Theatre presents The Modern Gentlemen on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m.


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