The Long Run
Demanding performers, soaring costs, and dwindling audiences are just a few of the reasons many performing arts groups never make it past their opening seasons; However, in this episode of Spark meet three impresarios who have beaten the odds. In our first story, long before "Will and Grace" hit network television, Ed Decker was breaking new ground at the New Conservatory Theater Center. Then meet San Francisco Performances's Ruth Felt who has spent a quarter century introducing Bay Area audiences to many of the world's most accomplished musicians. And finally see how persistence has finally paid off for Berkeley's Shotgun Players.
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Long before "Will and Grace," Ed Decker was breaking new ground at the New Conservatory Theatre Center.
Meet San Francisco Performances's Ruth Felt who has been introducing music and dance talent to the Bay Area.
See how persistence has finally paid off for Berkeley's Shotgun Players.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.