Guthrie cancels last five “Master Butchers” performances


The Guthrie Theater today told ticket holders for the last five performances of "The Master Butchers Singing Club," it's closing the musical on October 30th.

Based on the best-selling novel by Louise Erdrich and directed by internationally acclaimed opera and Broadway notable Francesca Zambello, the show was warmly received by critics.

However the Guthrie's Director of Publicity Melodie Bahan says tickets for the last five shows "just weren't selling."

Describing it as a difficult decision, Bahan says an email went out to ticket holders this afternoon.

She says the one good thing to come out of the situation is it allows the theater extra time to work with the new redesigned set for the annual "Christmas Carol" production. It's done on a larger scale, and Bahan says the it'll be helpful to have a longer tech period.

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