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

October 16: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

The Wayne Theatre presents the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors on Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

October 17-26: Death Trap Dinner Theatre

The Wayne Theatre presents Deathtrap as a Dinner Theatre on October 17-19 and October 25-26, at 6 p.m.

October 19: 2019 IFR (International Fly Fishing Film Festival)

Trout Unlimited presents the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Saturday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

October 24: VOCES8

The Wayne Theatre presents VOCES8 on Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 (students) and $35-$55 (general).

November 1: Linda Davis & The Scott Family

Linda Davis returns to the Wayne Theatre on Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

November 7: The Public

The Wayne Theatre presents The Public on Thursday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m.

November 9: Scott Miller

The Wayne Theatre presents Scott Miller on Saturday, November 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show.

November 15-24: Disney Beauty and the Beast

The Wayne Theatre presents Disney Beauty and the Beast November 15-17 and November 22-24. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights with 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees each weekend.

November 25: Dailey & Vincent The Joys of Christmas Tour

The Wayne Theatre presents Dailey & Vincent for The Joy of Christmas Tour on Monday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

November 30-December 1: Elf Jr. The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Elf Jr. The Musical for two performances on Saturday, November 30, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 1, at 3 p.m.

December 13: Wilson Fairchild

The Wayne Theatre presents Wilson Fairchild on Friday, December 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

December 20: The Barefoot Movement

The Wayne Theatre presents The Barefoot Movement on Friday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.

       

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