Civic Theatre announced plans Aug. 21 to cancel its season opener, Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Executive Artistic Director Michael J. Lasley said in a video statement, “The increase of positive cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks and the absence of rapidly available testing, or contact tracing make it impossible for us to reasonably ensure the safety of our performers, volunteers, staff, and our dedicated patrons.”
“Matilda The Musical was scheduled to run Oct. 2-17. It originally had been scheduled to start April 24 before being postponed due to the pandemic.
Civic plans to present the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, starting with “Elf The Musical” in December. Lasley said he hope that it will be an in-person production, with proper safety protocols in place. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
“Your continued support makes the future of this 105-year old institution possible,” Lasley told patrons in the statement.
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