30 October 2012 1:52 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Burbank’s Colony Theatre has launched an “all hands on deck” fundraising campaign in an effort to stave off bankruptcy. The 270-seat theater needs to raise $49,000 in the next 10 days or it could be forced to postpone its upcoming production of “The Morini Strad,” starring Mariette Hartley, which is now in rehearsal and set to open Nov. 17. Artistic Director Barbara Beckley said the short-term infusion of cash will buy the theater time to bring in the money needed to secure its future. “There has been such a tremendous outpouring of, for the most part, moral support,” she told Backstage. “People are just flooding us with phone calls and e-mails. It has been just so incredibly heartening.” Some pledges and donations have trickled in, too, she added. Beckley now has “a degree of confidence, or at least hope, that this is going to work.” After the $49,000 is secured, the Colony will »

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