An Update to the STAGEStheatre Season Schedule Regarding COVID-19
To our STAGEStheatre community,
We here at STAGEStheatre were talking recently and thought it was the right time to reach out to you and give you some idea of where we are at this time.
We are very sensitive to the fact that right now everyone is currently receiving an enormous amount of “where we are now” emails and notices, so we will endeavor to keep our communications with you brief, to the point, and hopefully, with an appropriate amount of spacing between them.
If you have purchased tickets for upcoming performances or have scheduled season tickets, April Skinner, our Theatre Manager, will reach out to you soon for you to consider your purchase(s) in one of two ways:
1. As a donation (STAGEStheatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and donations can be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law), or
2. As a refund
We wish that we had some additional updated news to share with you, some dates, or an opening schedule, but alas, we do not. It’s a strange place we find ourselves in after all this time. In almost thirty years, STAGEStheatre has been a theatre producing machine, slowing down our pacing only once, during our move from Anaheim to Fullerton – and that seems like a lifetime ago.
Fullerton is a wonderful community and it has been extremely moving to watch the town join together to keep local businesses afloat with organized, scheduled patronage. We feel truly grateful to be a part of such an incredible city filled with immensely supportive people. This is no surprise to us, as these people have been a part of our fabric as an organization from the time we landed here, and some even earlier than that.
It is for all of you, our friends, neighbors, and family that we continue to do our best to hold on during these challenging times.
Live entertainment has been badly hit by our current collective circumstance. STAGEStheatre is by no means alone in trying to figure out where we can go from here. Running our small and intimate non-profit theatre is truly a labor of love and something that is not done for financial rewards, but for the passion and love of the craft.
Unfortunately, just because the world of live entertainment has been put on hold for an indefinite amount of time, it doesn’t mean that the rent has also been put on hold.
We would like to express our gratitude again for the outpouring of support that we have received thus far. The words of encouragement and financial donations that we have received from our theatre community have touched us deeply and brought us much encouragement to keep moving forward.
We are hopeful still, and are working diligently to craft a plan for staying in our home. We hope to be in position and ready to move forward at the first safe opportunity to do so. We know how exceptionally important the arts are to a thriving world, and how much we all want to connect again as soon as possible.
In love and hope,
The Board of Directors of STAGEStheare: Patti Cumby, Amanda DeMaio, April Skinner, Jon Gaw, Mo Arii, Mary Krell-Oishi and Roxan Botash