Ghostlight theatre is truly a labor of love and we need your support to be able to continue. Rising rent, costs for sets, costumes, royalties, etc add up fast. As we enter our 10th season, Ghostlight Theatre needs to raise $30,000 so that we continue to serve the community for many more years to come. Click the link below to help.
A N N O U N C E M E N T
October 4, 2020
To Our Valued Patrons:
I would like to personally thank each of you for your continued support of our theatre. To say that 2020 has been a difficult year would be a gross understatement, and as the year nears its end, we look to you for your help. As you know with COVID-19 theatres have been forced to shut down for the past six and a half months and have been unable to make productions available for you the public. Fortunately, with positive cases decreasing we are fortunate enough to reopen our doors and bring entertainment to you, our valued patrons. So, what will that look like for you our season ticket holders?
Due to current local COVID restrictions, we have had to make changes to our show schedule with regards to cast size. With that in mind, we were unable to decide upon one Shakespearian show. Therefore, three of our actors will attempt to perform all the plays and sonnets in the hilarious comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, opening December 10th. In addition, we will also have a radio broadcast of Miracle on 34th Street starting the week of December 14th. Patrons will be able to listen to this show from the comfort of their vehicle in the Ghostlight Theatre parking lot. For this production we are asking that donations of cash or check be made to the theatre, at each of the shows. Those who donate will be given, a receipt which can be applied towards 2020 tax returns as a charitable donation as Ghostlight Theatre is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
To kick off 2021 we will be bringing the show One of Your Biggest Fans (formerly known as Assisted Living) to the stage, opening January 14th. Lastly, in February, Art will finally take the stage. As most of you remember, Art was the play that was under production when COVID-19 hit last season. The actors have been waiting a long time to perform this show for our audience. Those individuals that have already purchased and retained their tickets for our tenth anniversary season production of Art will be honored at this production. These shows will be performed as one-off shows, not originally part of 2020-21 season ticket package, and seats will be available on our website, ghostlightaz.com.
It is our hope that by March, we can start our much anticipated eleventh season without a restricted cast or audience size. We have decided that we will officially open our eleventh season with Helene Benigno’s world premiere of, The Price of Destiny in March 2021 and continue with the originally scheduled shows in the months to follow. Those individuals who have already purchased season tickets will still be able to use their tickets that they have already purchased for the remaining shows in the season. The first three shows of the season will be credited to our twelfth season next year.
In keeping in compliance with Governor Ducey’s and the CDC’s operating guidelines, performances will be a little different than in the past from an audience perspective
Audience members will be required to wear a mask while in the theatre.
Programs will also be made available electronically.
Seating for our shows will be at a reduced capacity. As a result, seating for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, One of Your Biggest Fans, and Art, will be sold as general admission and seats will be assigned prior to our patrons’ arrival.
Groups greater than two people will need to contact the Ghostlight Box Office at least 24 hours before the start of the production in order for our staff to guarantee the group will be sat together. If groups do not care about sitting together; they may order online in groups of two.
In addition to patrons being required to wear facemasks while in the theatre, seats will be sanitized after each show, and hand sanitizer will be made available to patrons.
To facilitate current social distancing guidelines, patrons will be dismissed by individual rows and are requested that you allow theatre staff to touch exit doors for the end of shows and shows performed with an intermission.
It is our hope to return to normalcy as soon as possible and to continue to bring you, our valued patrons, exceptional live entertainment. We encourage you to donate to our theatre whether it is donating your season tickets or by going to our website. Please remember that all donations qualify for tax deductions as our theater is a 501(c)(3). Not only are you supporting the arts, but you are designating personally where your tax dollars go. Not to mention that these donations will help us keep our doors open, and bring you live theatre in the months and years to come. I personally look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the theatre for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged in December.
Be safe, and stay healthy,