I read that the organizers of the South Shore Music Circus are concerned that if casinos are opened in the area they will not be able to compete with them as a concert venue (“Theaters fear casinos’ impact,’’ Globe South, Sept. 18).
As I see it, there may be a silver lining to this potential set of circumstances. It will give the South Shore Music Circus the opportunity to return to its roots as a venue for real summer theater. It has really strayed from its beginnings more than 60 years ago as a summer center for theater in the round - not a setting for one-night stands of musical groups or individuals, some of whom are on their last gasp to hold on to fading fame and popularity.
The South Shore Music Circus and its Cape Cod counterpart should follow the direction of the North Shore Music Circus, which has returned successfully to a “book show musical’’ venue.
I would hate to see the South Shore Music Circus fold its tent, but if it returns to its roots it may find a rebirth to its former standing.