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Cabaret Oldtown to go on hiatus while owner considers options

05/01/2014 5:00 AM

06/25/2014 5:53 PM

WICHITA — Cabaret Oldtown's current production will end this weekend as planned, but it's unclear when the next show may be.

"We're not sure what our future holds," says owner Christi Moore.

"There's no decisions that have been made yet."

Moore says some personal changes are forcing her to make a professional change, too.

"I have spoken to potential buyers of the theater," she says. "I have reached out to others who have expressed interest in the past."

Moore leases space for the downtown theater at 412 E. Douglas.

After "Sweet Southern Comfort Rock 'n' Roll" ends this weekend, Moore says the theater will take a hiatus.

In 2005, she bought the business from founder Christine Tasheff.

"It's my hope that it can continue, and I would love to be a part of it in some way," Moore says. "At this point I'm not sure if it's going to be a situation where I manage the theater under new ownership or if I would be leaving altogether."

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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