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Cheering on the Crown Uptown

While many other Wichita entertainment enterprises have come and gone, the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre has endured and endeared itself to Wichitans for 32 years, with a tenacity very much like that of its late founder Ted Morris. Now, just days after it looked like the Crown's long run was over because of the economy, an anonymous investor and new management team plan to keep the theater going. That's a relief for those who work at the 81-year-old former vaudeville house. But it's also a relief for Wichita, which sorely needs a place to go year-round to enjoy a meal, laugh, song and dance.