New Owners Come to Gorilla Tango
Changes will soon be coming to Gorilla Tango Theatre in Bucktown. Read on to learn more about them and when they're expected.
Spring will bring more than just a new season to Bucktown's Gorilla Tango Theatre. It will bring new owners.
As of March 1, 2013, the local theater will be under the ownership of new licensee, Gorilla Tango Bucktown LLC, headed by Heather Bodie and Gwen Tulin, according to a report in Chicago Broadway World.
The publication reports:
Gorilla Tango Inc., the corporate owner of Gorilla Tango Theatres (in) Bucktown and Skokie, among others, is seeking to create a network of theaters nationwide to help facilitate grass-roots distribution of theatrical events. Gorilla Tango Bucktown will be the first of its licensee agreements along this path.
Gorilla Tango Inc. CEO Dan Abbate says, "We've known for a while now that we want to expand our network into other cities, but operating a series of venues using a top down structure just didn't work. Managers aren't as effective as on-site owners who really benefit from the GT business model. We then hit upon the idea of a licensee model as used for decades in fast food and retail businesses nationwide."
The theater came to Bucktown in 2006.