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

Nov. 26: Sister Act auditions

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!

Nov. 30: Christmas with Annie Moses

The Wayne Theatre presents Christmas with Annie Moses on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Dec. 2: Christmas Home Tour 2017

The Wayne Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Dec. 7-Feb. 25: Painting Virginia

The Wayne Theatre hosts an opening reception for Painting Virginia on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 9: Wilson Fairchild Christmas

Wilson Fairchild, the country music duo of Wil and Langdon Reid, is back at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Dec. 23: A Carpenters Christmas

The Wayne Theatre presents A Carpenters Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 23.

Jan. 13: Cash Unchained-Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

The Wayne Theatre presents Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m.

Jan. 26: SkateTacular Dreams on Ice

The Wayne Theatre presents SkateTacular Dreams on Ice on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

Feb. 9: Velvet Caravan

Velvet Caravan is bringing its unorthodox, high-energy musical stylings to the Wayne Theatre for a show on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

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

The Wayne Theatre presents Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

     

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