Dear GLCT Supporters and Friends,
It is our hope that you have been staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. As you can imagine, GLCT, like other arts organizations, has taken a hit, both financially and emotionally. We were unable to complete our 2019-2020 season, and because the two shows that were cancelled were just too good to walk away from, we have decided to present them as part of the next series of productions. Our new rolling lineup, which we are calling FIVE TO THRIVE, includes:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (A witty musical comedy)
Godspell 2012 (A revival version of a much beloved musical)
Native Gardens (A play with a comic look at class privilege and cultural divisions)
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (A play based on Neil Simon’s experiences as a TV show writer)
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (A hilarious musical and a murderous romp)
We determined that if a show needed to be cancelled, it would move to the end of the list, and we would try to produce the next one in the next available timeslot. This is because we have to license each show for a specific date range. It had been our hope to start a run of shows in September. However, GLCT recently received guidelines for reopening from TNT (Texas Nonprofit Theaters, Inc.). Based on their recommendations and our own internal analysis, the Board determined that, at this time, it will be too difficult to meet social distancing and sanitary requirements in our theater, lobby and restrooms, even if we operate at 1/3 our normal capacity in the theater space.
So we will be postponing "Spelling Bee" for now, and moving it to the end of the list. We still hope to present Godspell 2012, which is licensed for December 2020. We will continually monitor the progress of the pandemic in the fall and make a call by early October.
In closing, the GLCT Board thanks all of our audience members for their continued support and patronage. These are difficult times, and we truly appreciate your loyalty. Call the box office at (972) 221-7469 and leave a message or email the box office at email@example.com if you have any questions – we’re happy to help you in any way.