ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–Meadow Brook Theatre introduced that its field workplace opened on Tuesday, June 23rd! For the previous three months, MBT has been busy looking for options to maneuver ahead in a method that almost all carefully resembles the theatre everybody is aware of and loves.
“The current pandemic requires that we all remain vigilant in caring for our community and not opening until it is deemed safe to do so,” mentioned Cheryl Marshall, MBT’s managing director.
“At MBT, we are committed to continuing our standard of excellence,” mentioned Travis Walter, MBT’s inventive director. “As theatres across the country strive to connect with their audiences, we are beginning to see new and inventive ways to have socially distant theatre. But whether it be online streaming of performances or performing at a drive-in so that patrons can remain in their cars, one thing is overwhelmingly certain… theatre is not meant to be socially distant. It is a communal exercise, a collaborative artform that includes the audience’s participation. There is something truly special that happens when a large group of people gather to watch life portrayed on stage.”
With ever-changing information on the pandemic, MBT has determined it’s best to look ahead into the long run to make a long-term plan. There are a whole lot of components to think about when making choices as to easy methods to proceed producing stay theatre whereas additionally opening slowly and safely. They have been monitoring the nationwide theatre dialog and located each theatre is making an attempt one thing totally different.
“After considering all the variables, we have decided that the right move forward for MBT is to fulfill the 2019-2020 season that we were in the middle of when we shut down,” mentioned Marshall.
The remaining three reveals of the 2019-2020 season will likely be produced from March by June of 2021 and the not too long ago introduced 2020-2021 season will likely be introduced because the 2021-2022 season. For everybody’s security, the 39th annual manufacturing of A Christmas Carol has been cancelled and the present will return for Christmas 2021. The subsequent web page will clarify MBT’s plan in additional particulars.
“Our staff is extremely eager to get back to work,” mentioned Marshall. “We have a passionate team here and are ready to make the theatre as safe as possible for our audiences.”
MBT has begun its sluggish reopening course of. The field workplace opened with restricted hours on Tuesday, June 23rd from three pm – 5 pm. It could have restricted staffing throughout these occasions and can solely be accessible by telephone. MBT appreciates your persistence on this time as they get all the pieces able to welcome you again. They can’t wait to see you once more!