Does anyone think that Dillner will be able to raise a nickel in this town after this mess? Or retain a shred of credibility with the accomplished local performers who so enliven the Skylight stage? I regret the need to say this, but Dillner, whatever talent and skills he might possess, is damaged goods and has to go, and soon.strini carries huge weight in the milwaukee community, and has been a supporter of theisen throughout his tenure at the skylight. for someone of his stature to call for dillner to go should be a huge wake-up call to a board that, except for it's president and resigning members, has kept fairly silent on the subject.
The board must swallow its pride, reinstate (Former Artistic Director) William Theisen, and take over business management itself for a year. It must cut costs as it can and raise money with emergency energy to get through the 50th season. Then it will be time to regroup and figure out the how to structure the Skylight Opera Theatre in year 51 and beyond.
Monday, June 22, 2009
strini calls for the final resignation
tom strini, milwaukee journal/sentinal music and dance critic, is joining former skylight opera theatre resident music director jamie johns in calling for skylight managing director eric dillner to either resign or be fired:
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