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COVID-19 Concerns: Performing Arts Cancellations and Postponements



COVID-19 Concerns: Performing Arts Cancellations and Postponements
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At Footlights, we are clearly seeing the impact that COVID-19 is having on the performing arts community. As we work with all of our clients to assess their needs and ways we can assist them, we want to do our part in informing our loyal arts patrons about show cancellations and postponements. We will keep this list up to date as we receive more information.

If you are a performing group who would like to add your information to this list, or make an edit/update, please contact Ryan Albrechtson at ralbrechtson@footlights.com. We will update the list as regularly as we can.

For information about ticket exchanges, refunds, or donating your tickets back to the organization, contact the organizations directly.

LAST UPDATE: March 30, 2020, 4:00pm CST

Milwaukee
Cardinal Stritch University - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
"Effectively immediately, all Stritch-based events will be postponed/rescheduled for a later date. More information on their website.

Cedarburg Performing Arts Center - Ricky Nelson Remembered
"The RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED performance scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 has been canceled. More information on their Facebook page."

Concordia University - Medea
"In efforts to prevent the spread of illness, the cuw production of Medea will be postponed until fall 2020. More information on their website."

Early Music Now - House of Time
"It is with regret that we must cancel our April 4th concert by House of Time. More information on their Facebook page.

Falls Patio Players - The Music Man
“It is with great sadness we announce the cancellation of our spring musical. More information on their Facebook page.

Festival City Symphony - Let Freedom Ring and Monuments
"In accordance with the recommendations of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning COVID-19, Festival City Symphony has decided to postpone its upcoming Symphony Sunday 
concert. More information on their website."

Fireside Theatre 
"
Under guidance from Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, The Fireside will be closed at 5:00pm Tuesday March 24, 2020 and will remain closed until 8:00am Friday April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued from the Governor’s office. More information on their website."

First Stage - Rest of the season
"Amid the public health crisis of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subsequent ban on public gatherings of ten or more indefinitely, it is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the cancellation of the remainder of our 2019/20 season. More information on their website."

Florentine Opera Company - Tragedy of Carmen
"Our March performances of The Tragedy of Carmen at the Marcus Performing Arts Center (March 13, 15, 21, 22) are cancelled due to growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be sending all Tragedy of Carmen ticket holders a digital performance, thanks to generous support from Studio Gear. More information on their website."

Forte Theatre Company - The Fantasticks
"Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our production of The Fantasticks.  More information on their website."

Lake Country Playhouse - Secret Garden and Savannah Sipping Society
"LCP will be cancelling all events, rehearsals and classes through March 29th, effective immediately. Furthermore, events taking place between March 30-May 4 may be rescheduled/restricted if involvement exceeds 50 persons per CDC guidelines. More information on their website."

Marcus Center
"In accordance with statewide guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus the Marcus Center will be closed to the public through April 12, including all Box Office walk-up windows, administrative offices, and the Morning Glory Gallery. More information on their website."

Marquette University - Julius Caesar
"It is with great regret that we inform you of our cancellation of Julius Caesar. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Ballet - PUSH
"
In response to the declared public health emergency, we regret that our performance of PUSH. from March 26 to March 29 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center will not be taking place. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Opera Theatre/All In Productions - Preludes
"As a caution related to the coronavirus, we have cancelled all 7 performances of Preludes. More information on their website."


Milwaukee Repertory Theater - Antonio's Song
"Milwaukee Repertory Theater will be closed for all public events and performances beginning March 13, 2020 through April 5, 2020. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Repertory Theater - Chasing 'Dem Blues
"Milwaukee Repertory Theater will be closed for all public events and performances beginning March 13, 2020 through April 5, 2020. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Repertory Theater - Eclipsed
"Milwaukee Repertory Theater will be closed for all public events and performances beginning March 13, 2020 through April 5, 2020. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Repertory Theater - Hootenanny
"Milwaukee Repertory Theater will be closed for all public events and performances beginning March 13, 2020 through April 5, 2020. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Repertory Theater - Destiny of Desire
"More information on their website."

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
"
Performances through April 26 have been canceled. More information on their website."

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
"
Based on this mandate, our anticipated reopening date is April 6. More information on their website."

Next Act - 9 Circles
"Our production of 9 CIRCLES has been rescheduled to June 12 – 28, 2020, in response to the statewide restriction on mass gatherings issued by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, as well as in the interest of public health. More information on their website."

Racine Theatre Guild - Akeelah and The Bee and Mamma Mia!
More information on their website

Renaissance Theaterworks - Actually
"Renaissance Theaterworks will cancel all public performances of our upcoming production ACTUALLY, scheduled to run March 27th- April 19th. More information on their website."

Summerstage of Delafield - Auditions
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 season auditions have been indefinitely postponed. More information on their Facebook page.

Sunset Playhouse - Cabaret
"At this time, our production of CABARET is on hold. We are in the process of rescheduling this wonderful musical. More information on their website."

UWM Peck - Bonnie & Clyde and Springdances 2020
"We have canceled all public events at the Peck School of the Arts from March 15 to April 10. More information on their website."

Waukesha Civic Theatre - Big Fish and more
"As of right now, all productions, events, rehearsals, etc... are postponed. All current classes are canceled. More information on their website."

Waukesha Choral Union - A Night at the Theatre
"Our Spring concert on May 1st, A Night at the Theatre, is postponed. More information on their Facebook page."

Wisconsin Philharmonic - Floral Fantasia


Madison
Children's Theatre Madison - Peter Pan
"Based on the recommendations of the Wisconsin DHS and out of caution for your health and wellbeing, we have made an extremely difficult and heartfelt decision to cancel all public and school performances of Peter Pan. More information on their website."


Creative Arts Day

Forward Theater Co - The Amateurs
"Out of an abundance of caution we have made the difficult decision to cancel all public performances of 'The Amateurs.' More information on their Facebook page."

Kanopy Dance Company - The Far Out Prophecies of Nostradamus
"Kanopy Dance Company Postpones The Far Out Prophecies of Nostradamus, at the Overture Center for the Arts: The April 17-19, 2020 Run is to be Rescheduled late Spring. More information on their website."

Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre - The Moors
"We are sad to announce that our upcoming show The Moors, has been cancelled due to covid19. More information on their Facebook page."

Madison Ballet - A Midsummer Night's Dream
"
Originally scheduled to be performed at Overture Center for the Arts on April 11th & 12th, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be canceled. More information on their website."

Madison Symphony Orchestra - April Concerts
"Overture Center for the Arts announced that all performances and events at Overture Center are canceled through Monday, April 13, 2020 — which includes our Dvořák Requiem concerts on April 3, 4 and 5, 2020. If you have tickets to this concert, you have the option to donateexchange, or request a refund. More information on their website.


Madison Opera - Orpheus in the Underworld and others
"
I have made the decision to cancel our production of Orpheus in the Underworld, scheduled for April 17 and 19, as well as all related events. More information on their website."

Madison Theatre Guild - The Realistic Joneses
"
Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all performances of The Realistic Joneses. More information on their website."

Oregon Straw Hat Players - Sweeney Todd
"For the health of our performers and audiences, OSHP is postponing our production of Sweeney Todd School Edition. More information on their website."

Overture Center - Duck Soup: Social Secretary, Diary of a Wombat, Nat Geo: From Summit to Sea, and Plena Libre
"All other performances and events at Overture Center are canceled through Monday, April 13. More information on their website."


Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Masterworks 3
"The Masterworks 3 performance at the Capital Theatre has been postponed. More information on their website."


Chicago
16th Street Theater - Methtacular and Palestine
"
Steven Strafford streams his hit show. Thanks to Steven Strafford, Steppenwolf, Cory Anderson and AEA (actors’ union), METHTACULAR! is available for streaming March 19 – April 4! More information on their website."

Artemisia - Every Waiting Heart
"In response to COVID-19 Artemisia is suspending all public gatherings and live meetings through May 1, 2020. More information on their Facebook page."

Aston Rep Theatre - When We Were Young and Unafraid
"The entire run of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID has been canceled. More information on their website.


Blank Theatre Company - Nine
"Due to recent developments in regards to COVID-19, our upcoming production of NINE is postponed. More information on their Facebook page."

Blue Man Group 
"Blue Man Group Chicago performances have been temporarily suspended. More information on their website.

BrightSide Theatre Company - Steel Magnolias
"All remaining performances for Steel Magnolias have been cancelled. More information on their website."

Chicago a capella - Swing, Swing, Swing

Chicago Children's Theatre - Red Kite, Brown Box and more
"So it is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you that Chicago Children’s Theatre is canceling all remaining performances of Red Kite, Brown Box, our latest production for children on the autism spectrum, due to health concerns posed by Covid-19. All classes have also been canceled until the end of March. More information on their website."

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - All events thru April 12th
"All CSOA-Presented Concerts and Events Offsite and at Symphony Center Schedules Through Sunday, April 12 are Canceled. More information on their website."

Congo Square Theatre - Day of Absence
In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and with great sadness, we have closed our wonderful production of DAY OF ABSENCE. More information on their website."

Court Theatre - An Illiad
"All performances of An Iliad have been postponed due to COVID-19. More information on their website."

Court Theatre - Lady of the Sea
"All performances of The Lady from the Sea have been cancelled due to COVID-19. More information on their website."

First Folio Theatre - Little Women
"First Folio Theater is announcing that our production of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, by Heather Chrisler, has been suspended for the time being, due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus. More information on their Facebook page."

Goodman Theatre - all performances, events and operations
"Goodman Theatre performances, events and operations are suspended until further notice in effort to help mitigate community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). More information on their website."

Harris Theater Music and Dance - performances
“Performances canceled through May 3, 2020. More information on their website.

Hit Her With Skates Productions - Hit Her With Skates 
"In adherence of government regulations, we have decided to put performances on hold and resume previews on April 21. We will open on April 23. More information on their Facebook page."

Interrobang - Here Lies Henry
"More information on their Facebook page."

Irish Theatre of Chicago - Pineapple
"The members of Irish Theatre of Chicago are very sorry to have to relay the news that - due to the coronavirus and the consequent closing of the Den Theater until April 12th - our current run of Phillip McMahon's "Pineapple" has been suspended. More information on their website."

Joffrey Ballet - Don Quixote
"...we are postponing the upcoming performances of Don Quixote and our Center Stage celebration until further notice. We continue to assess the situation in real-time with local officials. More information on their website."

Lifeline Theatre - Middle Passage and Neither
"
It saddens us to announce that due to the public health risk accompanying the COVID19 pandemic, Lifeline will be postponing performances of Middle Passage and Neither, as well as our Gaudy Night concert reading, effective immediately for the next 30 days. More information on their website."

Lookingglass Theatre
"...
all remaining performances of Her Honor Jane Byrne have been canceled. The request to cancel large events takes us through May 1, and we hope that we will be able to share performances beyond then with our audiences. More information on their website."

Loyola University - Scenes from The Odyssey
"At this time the University has recommended that events with participation greater than 70 people be postponed. More information on their website."

Lyrics Opera Chicago 
"With great regret, we have no option but to cancel all three Ring cycles and the preceding two performances of Gotterdammerung. More information on their website."

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts - Classical Kids Live! & Chicago Youth Orchestra
"To contain any potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, this production has been cancelled. More information on their website."

Northeastern Illinois University - The Adventures of Princess Fu Xiao
"Effective immediately, all events that are scheduled to take place this semester at the University with 50 or more anticipated people are canceled until further notice. More information on their website."

Northlight Theatre - Intimate Apparel
"Northlight will suspend performances of Intimate Apparel, effective immediately. More information on their website."

Northlight Theatre - Songs for Nobodies
"Ticket sales are temporarily suspended while we make schedule adjustments based on COVID-19. More information on their website."

Northshore Concert Band - From Provence to Paris
"We at Northshore Concert Band, along with you at home, have been carefully monitoring every moment of this global COVID-19 pandemic and have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our April 19, 2020 concert From Provence to Paris. More information on their website."

Porchlight Music Theatre - Freaky Friday

Pride Films and Plays - I Promised Myself to Live Faster

Raven Theatre - Eden Prairie, 1971
"Due to COVID-19, this production is postponed until further notice. More information on their website."

Remy Bumppo - The Agitators
"...with the utmost concern for the safety and health of our artists, patrons, and staff, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming production of The Agitators by Mat Smart, originally scheduled to begin performances on April 30. More information on their website."

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble - Spay
More information on their website

Sounds Good Choir/Good Memories Choir - Songs of Spring/Overflowing Joy

Strawdog Theatre Company - Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire
"An update on Strawdog programming in this uncertain time - given current events, we will be unable to start performances of Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire on April 17 as planned and are sadly postponing the production until we are able to gather again. More information on their Facebook page."

The Gift Theatre - The Pillowman
"
We have decided to suspend production of The Pillowman effective today. More information on their Facebook page.

Theater Wit - Teenage Dick
"The show must go online! Get your ticket to see Theater Wit’s production of Teenage Dick from your own home at theaterwit.org! More information on their website."

Theatre School at DePaul University - A Wrinkle in Time
"Due to COVID-19 concerns, all live performances are cancelled through June 1st. More information on their website."

Theatre School at DePaul University - The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime
"Due to COVID-19 concerns, all live performances are cancelled through June 1st. More information on their website."

Theo Ubique - Grey Gardens
"We regretfully announce that all remaining performances of the musical Grey Gardens, beginning with tonight’s performance, will be cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. More information on their website."

TimeLine Theatre - Kill Move Paradise
"...we are following suit with other organizations and canceling all remaining performances of Kill Move Paradise, effective immediately. More information on their website."

Victory Gardens Theatre - Dhaba on Devan Avenue
"We must cancel the world premiere run of Dhaba on Devon Avenue due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. More information on their website."

Windy City Playhouse
"With the safety of patrons, artists, and all workers in mind, the theater is closing through April 12th. More information on their Facebook page.

Writers Theatre - Stickfly
"Performances at WT have been suspended until mid-April 2020, due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. More information on their website."

Writers Theatre - The Last Match
"Performances at WT have been suspended until mid-April 2020, due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. More information on their website."

High Schools
Pius XI High School - The Laramie Project

Shorewood High School - Billy Elliot the Musical

St. Ambrose Academy - Singin' in the Rain

Ascension Living
St. Camillius
Krause - Superblock
Warren Barnett