I wanted to take a brief moment and share with you some information about our theatre and how we are participating in the effort to make a positive impact on our community’s public health and overall well-being.
For starters, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having an unfortunate impact on the world right now. While there are places and people who are being challenged in a much greater way than our community is at the moment, we want to ensure that we do our part to keep the impact this virus has on our community minimal. So we are taking this moment in time very seriously.
So, moving forward, we want to share with you that we first and foremost are diligently following the guidance and recommendations of local, state and national public health officials, and that of the state and federal government as a public response unfolds in real time. We are also going to continue to use a healthy dose of common sense along the way.
We are taking this time to continually evaluate how we can continue to provide access to the arts to our whole community, given the challenges and obstacles that we are all facing together. Sometimes the best and most innovative ideas are born from challenges and we see this as an opportunity to potentially find creative methods that we otherwise might have overlooked.
We also want to share with you that, while we take pride in keeping our theatre clean and healthy on a regular basis, we are going to continue our cleaning and disinfecting with a sharper focus and regularity. No door knob or counter surface will be safe.
At this time I would also like to announce that, in addition to the postponement our joint production of Next to Normal, we will also be cancelling our ST Patrick’s Day showing of “Leprechaun,” and postponing both the Dan Bremnes and 90’s Daughter/X-Krush concerts. Please stay tuned for further details on these and other events as they unfold - we will share information as we have it.
I really do apologize for any inconvenience this is surely causing - believe me, we are certainly bummed out ourselves. We are diligently working with those involved with these and other productions to secure new dates and continue to book new events into the future.
As existing events are rescheduled and new events are added to our calendar (when the time is right), we want to encourage our patrons who may be ill to stay home and get well. To help make this an easier choice, we will guarantee a refund to any patron who is under the weather - no questions asked. We do not want to create an environment where folks are financially conflicted in their choice to remain home. Let’s all do the right thing.
While, at the time of this writing, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community (for which we are grateful) we want to do our part to ensure that it stays that way. I want to personally thank all of you for your overwhelming support since the reopening of this beautiful theatre - just several months ago if you can believe it! We’re off to a great start and we look forward to further developing our programming, continuing to broaden and grow our community support, and seeing through the vision of restoring this space. Our commitment to providing access to the arts to our whole community is unwavering and we look forward to hosting you in the future!
Executive Director of the Fischer Theatre
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Please, no outside food or beverage in the theatre.