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Rally Friday to save Civic Theatre West

Roseville theater company ceased operations Nov. 10, citing debt
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The community is invited to help save Civic Theatre West Friday, during a town hall meeting and support rally. Civic Theatre West ceased operations Nov. 10, citing debt of about $500,000. The company has been struggling to fund operations and significantly reduce its accumulated debt. Board of Directors President Calvin Stevens said the theater could not continue “without a miracle.” Since then, numerous friends of the theater have come forward, hoping to prevent the nonprofit organization’s closure from becoming permanent. Patrons, donors, sponsors, actors and other interested community members are invited to attend the town hall meeting. At the meeting, the board will present a plan to save and reopen the theater, and will ask for the community’s assistance in making the plan a reality. Formerly known as Magic Circle, the theater started in Roseville in 1987 and has since grown to become the second-largest community theater in northern California, offering the biggest children’s theater program in the state. The town hall meeting starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Roseville Theater, 241 Vernon St. ~ Staff report