Notice Regarding 2020 Season
May 1, 2020
Dear Friends of CenterStage North,
Our hearts and thoughts go out to those around the world who have been affected by the tragedy of COVID-19 — and we stand in solidarity with everyone who is facing personal struggles whether they’re physical, psychological, or economic.
This is a hard time, which has led us to make a hard decision. Although many facilities have re-opened across Georgia, we are fully committed to do all that we can to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community. To that end, we have decided to cancel the rest of our 2020 season. This is heartbreaking for all of us, but in good conscience we just can’t move forward while being unable to insure the safety of our audiences and our cast members.
If you have 2020 season tickets, we are automatically transferring them to our 2021 season at no additional charge. It is our hope to stage the same shows we have had to cancel this time around. If you need a refund, please contact Cheryl Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily issue one. Candidly, we hope you choose the former. The financial impact of this shutdown is enormous to our small volunteer community theater. Even though we can’t put on shows, there are still monthly operating costs we must meet. As a result of this closure and cancellation, we will be losing several thousand dollars in vital revenue. And by offering credits toward next season, that impacts our income for next year as well. We humbly ask that if you are able to contribute anything during this time, that you consider donating to CenterStage North.
These are challenging and difficult times for many reasons, but we have confidence in the power of art and the resilience of the human spirit. We will keep a light on for our beloved theater and its celebration of our shared experiences. We eagerly await the moment when we can all be together again.
Thank you as always for your support and belief in the work of CenterStage North. Take care of yourselves.
– The Board of CenterStage North Theatre