"With theatre, you have to be ready for anything." -- William Dafoe
If there’s any certainty about theatre, it's this. Theatre requires a script, a cast and crew, and an audience. Unfortunately, today the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible to safely bring these elements together. Aside from the restrictions, we value the health of all those in our community too much.
With information changing every day, it's unknown when it will be safe to gather in groups of 10 or more again. Current guidelines suggest mid-May at the earliest. Yet we know in our hearts the show must go on. We all need something to look forward to. And, we need ways to bring our community back together in person once it's safe to do so.
For our community's current and future well-being, SPCT announces a revised schedule of upcoming shows.
• The Penguin Project of SPCT's production of The Music Man Jr. (postponed until Summer 2021) • Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (postponed until early Fall) • I Hate Hamlet (Winter 2020-21) • The Producers (Spring 2021) • Children's Summer Show (Summer 2021) • Disney's Descendants (rescheduled for Fall 2021) • Proof (rescheduled for Winter 2021-22)
While we know these changes are not ideal, they make the best of these challenging times. Yes, there’s still a chance factors outside SPCT’s control may require additional changes. But the hope is enough contingency was built into this schedule to withstand this period of uncertainty. For those involved in Matilda or Penguin Project, more information is coming. The production teams will reach out to share revised plans once they are ready. Please be patient as they rework plans. For those who already purchased tickets to Matilda, you will be contacted within the next few days regarding options. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to getting back to rehearsals and gathering as a community to celebrate the arts. Until then, stay healthy. Stay safe. We'll get through this together.
-The SPCT Board of Directors
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre is a community of volunteers sharing their time and talent to educate people of all ages in the experience of live theater on stage, backstage, and in the audience