STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, has announced that they are moving their production of Peter Pan to at least December of 2020 and are not going to be selling season tickets to their planned 2020-2021 Season. The board of directors has decided that theatre under gathering restrictions is not safe or financially practical so they are going to keep moving the productions until a time when gathering restrictions are not in effect.
Are you still doing Peter Pan?
Yes, we are producing Peter Pan. Out of an abundance of caution though, our board in consultation with the show’s production team decided that it would be best to delay the show once again. The new tentative dates for Peter Pan are Dec 4-20, 2020. Tickets will not be on sale until gathering restrictions are eliminated.
Why was Peter Pan delayed again?
Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in June, restrictions of gatherings to no more than 10 persons are back in effect. We can’t rehearse Peter Pan for presentation in September with only 10 people present at a time. Additionally, live performance venues are currently under capacity restrictions and social distancing measures are still in effect. With capacity restrictions in place, the 541 seat Crighton Theatre is reduced to a little over 150 seats. We lose money if we run a show with only that amount of folks in the audience especially an expensive show like Peter Pan that comes with the exorbitant cost to fly performers. Additionally, maintaining 6’ distance is impossible on stage and backstage during a performance. We have chosen to do what we felt is in the best interest of our artists, patrons and our organization.
What happens to the next season line-up of shows: 2020-2021 Season of Screen to Stage?
STAGE RIGHT is not going to be selling a season package for 2020-2021. Since Peter Pan is up in the air (sorry about the pun), it would not be wise to sell season packages since we don’t know when the shows will actually take place. We will most likely start the same season of shows planned for 2020-2021 (The Odd Couple, Nunsense, Elf, Funny Girl, Leaving Iowa, and Wizard of Oz) for a 2021-2022 season. In the meantime, if it is safe to gather again we will come up with alternate small cast shows and hopefully a fundraising event to entertain folks.
I’m a season ticket holder and I already paid for some of these shows, how is that going to work??
Fear not. You will get what you paid for. Folks that had season tickets to our 2019-2020 season, you already paid for Peter Pan and M*A*S*H. When we are able to present those shows without social distancing requirements, you will see them in the seats you selected. If you would rather not wait and just want your money back, we’ll do that. We hope though that you’ll consider waiting until we can safely present these shows since we have already lost money due to the pandemic restrictions and have no source of income until we are able to present a show. If you’d instead like a credit to a show next season, we’d be happy to accommodate that as well. If you already purchased season tickets to our 2020-2021 season, we will refund your money.
You lost me. I’m confused.
If you have questions, please call the Crighton box office and they can answer any questions you might have and get all your ticketing issues resolved.
Please keep up with the most current information regarding dates for shows on our website: www.stage-right.org or the Crighton Theatre website www.crightontheatre.org. Please keep safe, stay well and we look forward to seeing you back at the historic Crighton Theatre when this whole mess is over. On the plus side, when you do come back all of the renovations to the lobby may be finished! What a grand re-opening that will be!