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This is a copycat


I see we have a live theatre called The Great American Playhouse opening in Oro Valley. It will be nice to have live theatre in this part of town. 

I am a little disturbed because it seems to be a rip off of the Gaslight Theatre, right down to the food menu, free popcorn, ticket prices, actors walking into the audience, audience booing and cheering, and the oleo at the end of the show. They have a big mountain to climb if they hope to top what the Gaslight Theatre has done so well for 30 years. 

I realize that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it is too bad they didn’t come up with a more original concept instead of copying such a unique and established community icon.


Robert Grassi,