"Angels, The Musical" will not open Strand Theater season

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Production of the Broadway-bound show "Angels, The Musical" has ended in Shreveport.

Stagehands packed up equipment for the musical that would have been the first to take advantage of tax credits for Broadway shows in Louisiana.

Producers say the reason for backing out of the Strand's season opener is due to technical requirements.

Representatives in New York would not comment further on the musical's quick departure from Shreveport.

"We are so sorry for this development," said Danny Fogger, the Executive Director for the Strand. "We have made many physical changes at the Strand to accommodate ANGELS, and have been working with their team for months. We are unsure of the exact technical situation with the complex production."

"It's not the end of the world," said Bill Gaston, speaking on behalf of the Stage Workers Union Local 298. "It's a disappointment.  We were looking forward to it.  It's extra money for the summer.  Money we normally wouldn't have and it's just a disappointment."

Fogger said "Angels, The Musical" gave the Strand a lot of publicity in Broadway publications.