From the desk of John J. Stephens, Executive Producer:
Typically, you would find a list our of our upcoming shows on this page. Instead based on the restrictions set in place for social gatherings due to Covid-19, the decision has been made to postpone our 2020 Summer Season. Normally during difficult times, we would like to “open up the barn and put on a show”. More than ever, we want to entertain, but for the next few months, this won’t be possible on our stage.
We will postpone the 2020 summer season and move all of the shows scheduled to 2021 with one exception. We are currently planning to re-open in October with The King and Marilyn. This was to be the opener of the 2020 season and we will replace it in 2021 with a return of the amazing Million Dollar Quartet. We will follow that in November with Junie B. Jones, Jr. and a brand new Christmas show in December to be announced in the coming weeks.
If you purchased 2020 season or single tickets, you can donate the cost of those tickets to The Little Theatre or we can transfer them to the 2021 season. Now more than ever, we need the help of our amazing patrons and sponsors to keep the lights shining bright on our stage. If you would be willing to donate the cost of those tickets, we will give you a free ticket to see The King and Marilyn in October.
Not only will we be missing our Summer Season, but also our two biggest fundraisers of the year. You can help us sustain our 63 year tradition of providing professional entertainment to the Central Illinois region during this difficult time by making a donation by clicking here.
We will be contacting our season ticket holders and all patrons with tickets to let them know our plan. Then, we will remain open for the next two weeks to answer your phone calls and emails. In order for us to come back to you later this year, we will be closed to the public for the summer and will reopen the offices in September. We are always available by email. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support. We are nothing without you! We can’t wait to see you back in your seats singing along to our next show. And with your help, we will be back stronger than ever!! Thank you for your understanding in this very trying time and please stay strong and safe.
John J. Stephens