Is Orange County Overreaching?

Orange County, California’s recently expanded performing arts center has made the region a major player in the West Coast cultural scene, where once it was thought merely as an appendage of Los Angeles. But “a closer look at the [center’s] 2005-06 fiscal year, which ended June 30, reveals that it wasn’t spectacular. In fact, all key measurements – attendance, ticket sales, income, expenses and number of events – were down from previous years.”