Theaterpalooza, as we know it, is gone. Now, there is I Creative Arts Centers.
Possibly as an attempt to put some negative press behind them, the owners of the controversial Theaterpalooza have changed their company's name. In addition to the name change, they have also created a brand new website as well. You can see it here.
The change was confirmed not only by the fact that I Creative Arts Centers address matches that of Theaterpalooza but also on Facebook.
Theaterpalooza has been featured in the news lately over the news that they are being sued by Music Theatre International over their refusal to pay licensing fees for 16 of MTI's properties including Matilda, Seussical, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honk!
The company's owner and founder, Terri Walker, has fought back these charges in the press, going as far as calling MTI "bullies" and calling their claims "semi fake news".
The name change, while peculiar, is not surprising either. Walker's theatre company has been previously named Walker Performing Arts LLC. While there were multiple legal issues involving WPA, especially with landlords and the Maryland State Labor License Regulation, it's not known if the change to Theaterpalooza was the related to that.
OnStage Blog is currently preparing a report detailing many of the past issues surrounding this theatre company. Our goal is to publish it in the coming week. If anyone has any information regarding Theaterpalooza and those involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org