The show won't go on: Army expected to close community theaters

The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center cast of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" performs the song "Oklahoma?" during the Installation Management Command Europe Tournament of Plays Toppers awards ceremony in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Army community theaters across Europe are likely going to close in the near future as a result of the latest budget cuts.   MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES
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The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center cast of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" performs the song "Oklahoma?" during the Installation Management Command Europe Tournament of Plays Toppers awards ceremony in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Army community theaters across Europe are likely going to close in the near future as a result of the latest budget cuts. MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES
The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center cast of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" performs the song "Oklahoma?" during the Installation Management Command Europe Tournament of Plays Toppers awards ceremony in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Army community theaters across Europe are likely going to close in the near future as a result of the latest budget cuts.   MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES
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The Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center cast of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" performs the song "Oklahoma?" during the Installation Management Command Europe Tournament of Plays Toppers awards ceremony in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Army community theaters across Europe are likely going to close in the near future as a result of the latest budget cuts. MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES

The show won't go on: Army expected to close community theaters

by: Nancy Montgomery | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 13, 2016

After decades of presenting beauties and beasts, little women, angry men and lucky stiffs, the Army’s community theaters across Europe are likely going dark for good.

The expected closures would be the latest result of budget cuts that have roiled the Army in the past few years. The end of the theaters’ run, expected to be officially announced soon, would take effect Oct. 1, the beginning of fiscal 2017.

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