Upper Canada Playhouse cancels shows and shifts seasonal productions

Above, Upper Canada Playhouse, Morrisburg. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

MORRISBURG — After cancelling its two Spring concerts, Upper Canada Playhouse is also postponing its 4-show Summer season and shifting the Spring and Summer shows to 2021. This difficult decision was made in compliance with advisories from our Health and Governmental agencies with respect to the inherent dangers of large groups attending live performances. The theatre is also cancelling its summer theatre school sessions.

They look forward to the possibility of keeping our Fall and Christmas shows on schedule at this point. They will announce any update on those shows by the end of August.

Their chief focus right now is keeping in touch with you, their audience, and letting you know what our plans are going forward. Their Box Office staff will begin calling patrons on May 4 and onward to offer a refund or gift certificate for next year’s season. They ask everyone to please be patient as we’ll be overwhelmed with calls and emails. They ask that you do not visit our Box Office in person until further notice. You can contact them by phone, email or fax only.

Finally a note to their loyal audience. Their staff, actors and technicians value your support. In fact the cover of their 2020 Season Brochure says it best:

It’s all about the laughs, the stories, the music and you! 

In tough times the theatre has historically helped folks feel a little better. Vaudeville thrived like never before during the Great Depression. We can’t turn to the theatre right now. But just imagine how great it will be when we can all enjoy live music & laughter again. And we will. You can bet on that. Pandemics are hard to get rid of. But so are theatres.

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