Todrick Hall’s success on American Idol is apaprently not going over so well with some parents who are complaining they never got refunds for performance fees in a failed musical production Todrick Hall wrote and directed.
Hall, who on Tuesday made it into the top 24 on American Idol, wrote “Oz, The Musical.”
He had been putting on small productions of the show since he was 17, using local, nonprofessional actors for the lead roles and casting local children as munchkins and flying monkeys.
“They were fabulous, just wonderful productions, and the kids just really loved them,” said Dallas businessman Greg Money, who had three daughters in the shows.
Then in August 2008, Money agreed to finance a production of “Oz” in Lubbock, Texas, that used a professional cast for the lead roles. That led to a small tour of Texas cities in early 2009 Money says was a “financial disaster.”
Reached by phone Friday, Hall said “American Idol” rules do not allow him to participate in any media interviews, however, he did apparently did not deny Money’s account of events.
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