The manager of Burbank's Starlight Amphitheatre has pulled the plug on plans to stage a high-tech extravaganza on the life of Jesus Christ.
Tim Pinch, under contract to manage the city-owned Starlight, says he has withdrawn a proposal to stage "A Man Named Jesus" next year because the production would be too big for the 6,000-seat amphitheater.
"It became apparent . . . that the play finally outgrew our facility," Pinch wrote last week in a letter to Burbank Park and Recreation Director Richard Inga. "There was just simply too much that needed to be done in order to present the play next year. I finally made the decision that the sustained impact on the neighborhood surrounding the facility was going to be too great."
Plan to Help Theater
Last month Pinch proposed staging the play six nights a week from May 1 to Oct. 31. He said it would revitalize the Starlight, plagued in recent years by financial and legal troubles.