A CHRISTMAS CAROL
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our production of
A Christmas Carol is officially cancelled for 2020.
Governor Whitmer’s announcement on November 15 said they would be lifting the restrictions on December 8. However, after much deliberation, we made the very difficult decision to cancel the entire run.
Many things factor into this decision. First, it is simply not fair to our small staff and the numerous volunteers who make this production possible to ask them to keep everything fresh in their minds just in case we are allowed to open. Also, we would need at least a few rehearsals to get performance ready. Logistically it is just not feasible.
This decision has not been made lightly. I realize what a tradition this is for so many of you. It certainly is for me and my family. Our production of A Christmas Carol has been the centerpiece of my holiday season since I was 10, for my husband for over 40 years and our children for their entire lives.
However, we will be back! Once things settle down, we will make plans for a 2021 season.
Whenever it happens, it will happen!
We have some holiday video offerings in the works. So please keep an eye on your inbox for an announcement about that. If you already purchased tickets for 2020, you will have credit toward another performance when we open back up.
If you wish to help the theatre, you can also designate your ticket purchase as a donation. All donations are tax deductible. Let me know and I will send you a donation receipt.
I hope all of you have a delightful holiday season and find some new traditions to make it magical.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who has worked so hard on this production this year. I am so sorry you will not be able to perform it for anyone. This wonderful group of people learned their lines, gathered props, built sets, gathered, built and mended costumes, all the while smiling behind their constantly worn masks. I am so proud of all of you and forever grateful for all of your hard work:
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