Are you sure you are talking about me? If you are then there is a serious reading comprehension problem. You are not only wrong in this post, you are 180 degrees wrong. I am the quintessential critic of big government, public sector unions(and their over the top benefits) and taxpayer funded schemes to prop up private sector business. I think you need to go back and read other opinions I've given.<quoted text>
We've all read your musings throughout the years. You seem to be the quintessential Monday morning quarterback. The type of person who (is now or has been) a State or Federal employee.All kinds of perks and benefits on the backs of the taxpayers (retirement, vacation, sick days, health insurance coverage) NICE! You've never had to make a payroll....worry about business utility cost....healthcare insurance..Taxes...etc.Let's do this.OK? Just imagine that as of today you've been duly appointed the director of the Stanley. There is no reverse or contingency budget, you have ZERO dollars to work with. What would you do right now to make the Stanley a viable destination for an entertainment seeking crowd. How do you fund it? Where does the money come from? 2609Tell us!
As for the Stanley there was a previous thread that was a criticism of Jerry Kraus and his leadership. I responded that it wouldn't matter who was sitting in the director's office. The situation would be the same.
I have never, ever been a government employee. My entire career has been spent in the private sector in for-profit business with everything that goes along with that. I don't know how you could assume otherwise.
What would I do right now to fix the Stanley? I don't know. That's not my area of expertise. I think Jerry Kraus does have relevant experience and he is using that experience to do the best he can with what he has. It's a difficult row to hoe. What can the Stanley offer that the OIN venues can't? That's the key. Obviously the big Broadway style shows but the audience is limited. If they could have enough of those to support the Stanley then we would see more of them more often and there wouldn't be a financial problem.