Very curious if you could share any knowledge you have about the very sad demise of Musicals Tonight. I'd assumed Mel Miller was stopping because of personal reasons and either didn't try to find someone else or couldn't find a successor. Obviously, I must be wrong.
The group did invaluable work in reviving SO many of the American(and occasionally English)musicals of the twentieth century, many of which no other organization would touch. And dozens of talented young actor/singers had the opportunity to do these classics.(Along with a few old pros, most notably George S. Irving.)
Sure, production values were often laughable, some in the casts were barely adequate, many of the old scripts were very dated. But for those of us who love musical theater, it was a goldmine. And the last few seasons the productions significantly improved. Maybe that's what hastened the "dire financial situation?"