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Denver Center to Cut Prestigious Conservatory

0222_DenverSkyline Students, alumni, and patrons alike have been left angry at the Denver Center’s decision to cut their National Theatre Conservatory, which began in 1984 and is the only congressionally chartered MFA program in the nation. NTC offers their 28 current students full scholarships, valued at about $100,000 per student. Students will continue on toward graduation, but new classes will not be added. Denver Center President Daniel L. Ritchie cited the ailing economy and a lack of “big shows” on Broadway that usually tour at the Denver Center as the reason for their ultimate decision. The cut is expected to save over $1.2 million a year for the Center.

Read the story at The Denver Post.

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