Dear GLCT Patrons and Friends,
The GLCT Board of Directors is canceling the spring production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor, which was scheduled to run April 3-19. We came to this decision reluctantly because of the incredible amount of work that the marvelous cast, under the direction of Kevin Michael Fuld has already put in to bringing us another great GLCT show. However, we have been carefully following developments around the COVID-19 pandemic, and we really had no choice but to protect our audience, our support staff and the entire cast and crew.
“Laughter” is one of Neil Simon’s classic comedies, and we didn’t want to lose sight of it entirely. Director Kevin Fuld said he has the best chance of recruiting the original cast if we perform this show in the same time slot during our 2020-2021 season which we are in the process of finalizing. Production dates will be April 9-25, 2021, so mark your calendars!
We want to inform you that the theater has paid out stipends to the production team (director, stage manager, cast, carpenter and designers) for the weeks of work they have put in.
If you have purchased a ticket to Laughter on the 23rd Floor, the box office will contact you. Single ticket holders will be offered a full refund, a reservation for the same show in 2021, or a discount on season tickets for next year. Of course, if you wish to donate the cost of your ticket to GLCT to help defray expenses, we would be most grateful.
If you are a season ticket holder, we are unable to refund your ticket but will offer a discount on next year’s season pass.
At this point the board will defer a decision about the summer musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which is scheduled to open June 12. The situation is very fluid, however, and we will make that determination later.
So, despite the title of our show, none of us is laughing! But we are all in this together and together we will emerge, in time. Thank you for your patience and understanding and please stay safe.