Cleveland Play House revealed today that the last week of live efficiencies of their opening night Christmas musical Light It Up! was canceled due to COVID-19 issues. The choice to cancel the staying live efficiencies was constructed out of excellent care and issue for the security of the stars, artists and team carrying out on the assembly line.
Digital Access Tickets to stream the Christmas production as needed are readily available now through December 29 solely at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
Light it up!, a brand-new Christmas musical is being established at Cleveland Play House, America’s very first local expert theater and winner of the 2015 Regional Theater Tony Award. Written by Tony Award winners Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond Thompson, public efficiencies by Light it up! started on November 27th and played 17 reveals at the Allen Theater prior to the very first canceled efficiency was revealed on Tuesday, December 14th.
CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley states, “Everyone at CPH is totally immunized, consisting of the cast, team and audience of our brand-new Christmas program Light it up!. Despite vaccinations, routine screening, and other security procedures, members of the cast / team experienced groundbreaking cases of COVID. We’re grateful that the couple of individuals who check favorable are asymptomatic or have moderate signs. “Says Kepley,” Although we were sad to end this delighted and uplifting program 6 days early, we understand we are with a number of Theaters on Broadway and worldwide are not alone in nation remain in comparable circumstances. We thank our audience for their empathy, understanding, and assistance in more handling this ever-evolving international pandemic. We hope individuals will take pleasure in the high quality digital recording of the production at house with their households. This business of artists and service technicians is to be applauded for their skill, devotion and elegant professionalism. “
CPH’s dedication to the health and wellness of its workers, artists and audiences has the greatest concern. In August, CPH passed a number of COVID-19 security procedures for its workers and artists as part of compliance with the Actors’ Equity Association, League of Resident Theaters, CDC, and the State of Ohio.
CPH Managing Director Collette A. Laisure states: “When we found out about the COVID-19 infections previously today, we were worried about the health and wellness of the cast, artists and the production team as an outcome of tests and cancellations of efficiencies. While trainees and team were all set to step in if needed, we were worried about the more possible spread of the infection which led us to this really challenging choice. Definitely a frustrating and difficult choice as we are at this joyful season; nevertheless, a requirement for the health and wellness of all. “
Ticket holder for canceled live efficiencies of Light It Up! Several choices will be provided, consisting of the capability to stream the production online, in addition to the capability to exchange your tickets for another CPH production this season. Ticket holders will be called by a member of the Marketing and Audience Services team in the next couple of days to discuss their choices.
Viewers can now stream Light it up! online through Broadway on Demand. Digital Access tickets begin at $ 25 and are readily available solely through December 29th at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
At this time, the Festival of Trees at the Cleveland Play House will stay open up to the general public up until Wednesday, December 22nd. Visitors needs to use masks at all times in the Allen Theater Complex and present evidence of vaccination or a current unfavorable COVID test outcome prior to going into. The opening times can be discovered at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.