The historic Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kan. (Photo by Doug Hahn)

The nonprofit Orpheum Performing Arts Centre in Wichita, Kan., decided to foray into private management for the first time this month, beginning a multiyear contract with SMG Sept. 1. The theater will pay SMG an undisclosed flat rate each year, also reimbursing SMG-managed Intrust Bank Arena for any employees who provide support to the theater. Switching to private management will allow the nonprofit to focus on its main...

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