With heavy hearts, Players of Utica has had to cancel the last two shows of its 2019-2020 season. And as the virus continues and social distancing requirements stay in place, we may very well have to cancel our 2020-2021 season, too. As New York State’s oldest continually operating community theatre (108 years!), we hate to cancel shows, but in this current health crisis, we must be sensitive to the safety of our audience and our theatre family and must be responsible and prudent.
We have informed our 2019-2020 season subscribers how they will be compensated for leftover tickets from the 2019-2020 season.
Meanwhile, until the crisis has passed and we can resume regular performances (we had a great season planned for 2020-2021!) Players is going to be hosting a variety of “virtual entertainment” in the form of a #VirtualOpenMic — video of songs, skits, poetry, music, readings, and more — on our website and Facebook page. We also offer Players Radio Theatre — audio performances of one-act and full-length plays. We can’t help it! We need to perform!
And to all performers out there who want to participate in our #VirtualOpenMic to brighten up these days of social distancing with their talent and skills, send us a video of you performing whatever tickles your fancy and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players of Utica is determined to keep the entertainment coming!
Ad if you’re in a position to support us during this difficult time, please see all the ways you can do that on our support page.