Julie Stevens (no login) Posted Dec 16, 2008 10:05 AM
Theatres are for rent. Sometimes the producers of a show have a certain size theatre in mind and other times they have to move into whichever theatre is unoccupied. It depends on the show's budget and set. Most shows rehearse in dance studios around town until the sets are built and they can move the cast into the theatre. Once all the shows close in January, you will see a lot of dark theatres. They won't open again until someone rents them. The theatre owners are often producers of shows so they will put the show into one of the theatres they own.