Community Theatre Group Facing More Legal Problems Other than Lawsuit from MTI

Community Theatre Group Facing More Legal Problems Other than Lawsuit from MTI

This past summer, news broke that Music Theatre International Inc.(MTI) filed a lawsuit against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc and its owner, Teresa Walker.

The issue centered on Theatrepalooza’s 16 unauthorized productions of MTI titles over the past three years. Even despite warnings and cease and desist communication, Walker and her group continued to perform the material without paying for the rights.

While Theatrepalooza is fighting one legal issue, more could be on the horizon.

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"Theaterpalooza" Changes Its Name to "I Creative Arts Centers"

"Theaterpalooza" Changes Its Name to "I Creative Arts Centers"

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.

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Theaterpalooza Owner Calls MTI Bullies and Claims They are Harassing Her...That's Going to Go Over Well

Theaterpalooza Owner Calls MTI Bullies and Claims They are Harassing Her...That's Going to Go Over Well

The saga between Music Theatre International(MTI) and a children's community theatre company in Virginia just keeps getting more bizarre. 

Last week, MTI released a statement which countered many of the claims that Theaterpalooza owner, Teresa Walker, had made to local press outlets. 

On Tuesday, Ms. Walker released another statement where she claims her company is being bullied and harassed by MTI and even going as far as invoking "fake news" in regards to what MTI has stated thus far. 

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MTI Sues Children's Theatre Group Over Unpaid Licensing Fees

MTI Sues Children's Theatre Group Over Unpaid Licensing Fees

Over the past couple of years, Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc. has been producing shows such as Matilda, Seussical, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honk!

The only problem is, the Virginia theatre company apparently, hasn't been paying licensing fees to do so. And now, Music Theatre International (MTI) has come to collect. 

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High School Production of "The Lion King" Cancelled Mid-Run Due to Copyright Issue

High School Production of "The Lion King" Cancelled Mid-Run Due to Copyright Issue

Once again it appears as though educators have failed their students as a high school production has been canceled due to copyrights not being secured.

Over the weekend, students at Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, VA were told that their production of Disney's The Lion King would not continue because rights to the show had not been obtained. The worst part is, they had already begun performances. 

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Reston Community Players Present "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Opening March 9th

Reston Community Players Present "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Opening March 9th

It’s been called author Tennessee Williams’ best work and is widely known as his favorite. Now the classic Southern drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof takes the stage in Reston Community Players’ 51st season. The play, which has been called an “American treasure brimming with intensity and wit,” will perform at the Reston Community Center March 9-24.

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