Opinion piece blasts Pennsylvania’s incentive program for touring productions

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Pennsylvania’s film tax credit program, wasting about $60 million annually, has a winner-picking sequel: a similar program for touring productions that build, rehearse and perform stage shows in the state.

A law passed last summer that Philly.com says “has finally kicked into gear” primarily benefits firms in tiny Lititz, Lancaster County. It became “a hotbed of production expertise 51 years ago” with a couple’s “pioneering work” on sound systems. A British stage-building firm arrived in 1978, followed by a scenic-design firm in the early 1990s and others since, working for such acts as Beyonce, Bruno Mars, U2, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Roger Waters and AC/DC.

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