Abrams theater cancels 2020 season

Community group expresses concern about COVID-19
Abby Frank and Preston Pelegrin rehearse a scene in February for the Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. musical “My Fair Lady.” Originally scheduled for March, the show was postponed to September but has now been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. has decided to cancel performances for the remainder of the year due to concerns over COVID-19. “My Fair Lady” and “Elf the Musical” are canceled for the 2020 season.

“It is with great sadness that we made this decision, but we know it’s the right decision in order to protect the health of our cast and crew, our volunteers and our audience,” said ASPI President Bill Koehne. “We look forward to reopening the theater to the community in 2021 to provide live performances once again.”

Performances of “My Fair Lady” were originally scheduled in March but were postponed after Gov. Tony Evers issued the “Safer at Home” executive order that barred most public gatherings. The company recently announced performances of the musical would take place in late September, with tickets to go on sale July 15, but Tuesday’s announcement reversed that decision.

“Elf the Musical” had been scheduled as Christmas season fare in early December.

Patrons who purchased tickets have two options. They can receive a refund or donate the cost of the ticket back to the theater. Volunteers will call ticket-holders in the coming weeks to process refunds. For more information, call the box office at 920-826-5852.

The organization said its Facebook page will have up-to-date information on upcoming fundraising campaigns as well as the announcement of its 2021 season.