michigan opera http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Opera Theatre needs $3 millon to pay debt http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-opera-theatre-needs-3-millon-pay-debt <p>DETROIT (AP) - A spokesman for Michigan Opera Theatre says the organization needs to raise $3 million by May 31 to retire its debt.</p><p>Jeff Strayer said Monday the MOT actually needs to pay $11 million by that date, but already has raised $5 million and expects to rely on financing for another $3 million.</p><p>That means it&#39;s on the hook for $3 million, for which it currently is seeking donations.</p><p>Strayer says the situation is &quot;not that dire,&quot; and he predicts the MOT will gather the money in time.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:59:25 +0000 The Associated Press 7054 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Opera Theatre needs $3 millon to pay debt Fall season ticket sales show promise for Michigan's arts organizations http://michiganradio.org/post/fall-season-ticket-sales-show-promise-michigans-arts-organizations <p>Michigan&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.grballet.com/2011-2012-season/">ballet companies</a>, <a href="http://performancenetwork.org/1011season.php">theatres</a> and <a href="http://cart.michiganopera.org/subscription/packages.aspx">opera houses</a> are kicking off their 2011-12 season this fall, and it appears box office sales might be trending up.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:04:16 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4492 at http://michiganradio.org Fall season ticket sales show promise for Michigan's arts organizations