We miss being inspired by the talent in our community at auditions. We miss witnessing a cast and crew come together as a family throughout the rehearsal process. We miss the late night rehearsals and the never-ending tech process. We miss the costume fittings, building and painting our sets, and the bright lights of the stage. We miss the feeling we get when we hear the cast and the orchestra join together for the first time. We miss seeing the smiling faces of our volunteers who help bring our productions to life. We miss the buzz and excitement in our lobby before audience members enter the theater to take their seats. We miss the low roar throughout the audience just before the curtain rises on yet another production. But more than anything, we miss YOU. We miss being able to celebrate the art of live theater with members of our community. We have been honored to share countless productions over the past 19 years, and we don’t intend to stop now.
However, due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, it is clear to us that we need to take a brief intermission to protect the safety of our DFT Family. After much careful thought, prayer and deliberation, we have decided to cancel the productions of James and the Giant Peach and The Addams Family. We are incredibly saddened by this decision, but we do not want to risk the safety and health of you and your family.
At this point, Peter Pan is still scheduled for December 11-20, and we pray that you and your loved ones will be able to join us during the holiday season for this magical show. We will operate at the appropriate capacity according to local and state guidelines with precautions in place to protect the safety of our staff, cast, crew, volunteers and patrons. These changes will be listed on our website in the coming weeks, including details about season tickets, future ticket pricing and ways you can help keep DFT thriving during these unprecedented times.
While we are heartbroken over the cancellation of some productions in our 2020/2021 season, we look forward with much anticipation to once again being reunited with our DFT Family in December. This is an unexpected intermission, but the show will go on. In the meantime, we are saving your seat. See you soon at the theater.
DeSoto Family Theatre