COVID-19 & Schedule Update
A Message to our Patrons – December 16, 2020
This holiday season is an unusual one, and we miss being able to have our big holiday production on our stage. Your friendship has meant the world to us over the past nine months and we are incredibly grateful for your patience and partnership as we await the return of live, in-person performances when it is safe to gather together.
While we are encouraged by the development of a vaccine and heartened by the news that they will begin immunizations in the US very soon, we know that it will take many months to inoculate the wider community which will make it safe to resume public gatherings. Throughout the pandemic, safety has been our highest priority for our audience, artists, and staff.
We have determined that we will not be able to produce the planned live, in-person productions of Seedfolks and Annie this spring. Instead, we will produce Annie during the holidays in 2021! Annie and Seedfolks ticketholders have been contacted directly with options for the value of their tickets. If you are a ticketholder with questions, please contact our ticket office at 612.874.0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we make this schedule change, we’re excited to announce expanded digital content for the spring. Our virtual programming this past summer and fall was well received and enjoyed by thousands of children through their classrooms and families. We are pleased to provide a new set of opportunities for you and your family.
Our upcoming digital schedule includes two presented shows from around the globe:
- Anansi the Spider: Re-spun – Unicorn Theatre’s enormously popular digital theatre experience based on their five-star hit show about the infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns (whose schemes don’t always go as planned!) Available January 11 – 31, 2021.
- Mountain Goat Mountain – Threshold Theatre’s immersive, off-screen, audio-led theatrical adventure for families to experience in their homes together. Available February 8 – 24, 2021.
Plus two CTC Originals:
- Seedfolks, CTC’s stunningly-captured digital production of the groundbreaking show that toured across Minnesota, the United States, and to Cape Town, South Africa! Available March 8 – 21, 2021.
- Audrey Saves the Universe, a brand-new digital series created by CTC Company Members Autumn Ness and Reed Sigmund, beginning in Spring 2021.
We are delighted to offer an All Access Pass that will provide you and your family with all of this virtual content from January through June, plus a bonus monthly email digest filled with interactive creative play activities, mindfulness videos, theatre games, bite-sized lessons, activities to create theatre at home, and other opportunities that spark imagination, creativity and fun together both on and off screens.
The All Access Pass is only $50 per household and would make a great gift this holiday season. Learn more about our All Access Passes.
While we can’t come together to experience the magic of live theatre right now, we’re committed to continuing to give you theatre tools to create, learn, laugh, and play together both on and off of screens in the coming months.
This year has certainly challenged us like never before, and your steadfast support to stay with us as a patron has kept us going and helped us immensely. We hope you will take advantage of these very special virtual offerings while we look forward to 2021 and welcoming you back to Children’s Theatre Company.
Peter C. Brosius