CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company today issued a joint announcement that they are unfortunately cancelling their upcoming holiday productions and postponing the re-opening of their mainstage seasons of plays until fall of 2021. Instead, both theatres are planning to bring the community a slate of virtual performances, socially distanced special events and educational programming.
This decision helps ensure a healthy return in the fall of 2021. The safety and well-being of patrons, artists and staff is of the utmost importance. Additionally, the plays and musicals produced for their mainstage seasons take substantial resources and represent much greater financial risk if forced to cancel due to a COVID-19 spike or positive case.
News releases from each theatre with additional details on their individual plans can be found at the following links:
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Both theatres previously announced a delayed season, which was to kick-off with a holiday show and feature a line-up of plays to run January – July 2021.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company are supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps funds them with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
The TCT Board has evaluated the circumstances surrounding the intention to present THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS in January as we had planned, and has decided that the risk to our patrons and the actors is too great. The board has made the difficult decision to delay it again. We are hoping to open the show in May 2021 (just a year later than originally scheduled).
The board has also decided to cancel the remaining productions of FARCE OF HABIT and DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL for the 2020-21 season. We are intending to present the season originally selected for 2020-21 as the 2021-22 season. Exact performance dates are yet to be decided; however, the expected season will be:
- DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL in September 2021
- THE TIN WOMAN in November 2021
- FARCE OF HABIT in March 2022
- BONNIE AND CLYDE in May 2022
The ticketing committee will be in touch with season ticket holders regarding your options.
We thank all our patrons and members for your continued support in these difficult times. We will be together soon!
Elijah Malcomb, Joseph Morales, Kyle Scatliffe, Fergie L. Philippe and Company – HAMILTON National Tour – (c) Joan Marcus 2018.
Important schedule update:
HAMILTON, originally scheduled for March 2 – 28, 2021, has been postponed.
New dates will be announced at a later time.
Because of suspected exposure to COVID at our home venue, we must cancel our production of Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE.
Rather than postpone, we have made the hard decision to cancel the entire 2020-2021 season. We need your support more than ever. #StaySafe #SaveOurStages #Donate
We regret that due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic we are postponing our live performances until August of 2021, when we plan to kick off our 2021/2022 season.
Your health and safety, and that of our volunteers, casts, and production crews is of the utmost concern. We have come to this difficult decision as so many of our fellow arts organizations, both local and around the world, have done.
We look forward to offering you a robust season when we open. Please stay tuned for information on upcoming productions and ticket information.
During the pandemic, and as we approach the end of the year, the Dayton Theatre Guild would appreciate any monetary donation, in any amount you are able to make. All donations will be used to help keep the Guild viable until we are able to reopen to the public.
We have been fortunate to have your loyal patronage for all these years, and we are impatient to get back to the business of “Giving You Good Theatre, Done Well!”