January 28, 2021

Dear friends,

I hope this note finds you healthy and well, and enjoying the fresh start the new year brings. Like all of you, we here at TheatreWorks are excited by the prospect of vaccinations and the likelihood that they’ll allow us to gather together safely in the theatre again soon. With the rollout commencing, and with the well-being of our community at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to delay the start of Season 51 to October of this year.

Season 51 will still bring you eight thrilling shows, as promised back when we first announced our lineup in February of 2020. We’ve made a few changes along the way, such as adding Ragtime, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, and the brilliant August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean to the roster. We’re especially enthusiastic about our latest addition: The out-of-this-world new musical Lizard Boy, a hit in Seattle and San Diego with a devoted online following of exuberant fans across the country and over one million streams on Spotify. We’ll be working with the creative team this April at our online New Works Festival to further develop this unique and intriguing piece before it hits our mainstage, after which they’re planning to launch a national tour. Be among the first to see it here at TheatreWorks!

I want to thank you for continuing to stick with us as we’ve navigated the ever-changing landscape that has been the last ten months. Our resolve to bring you eight live, shared theatrical experiences—eight chances to smile together; laugh together; breathe together—has not waned. TheatreWorks is still here, ready to welcome you back to your seat the instant it is safe to do so. Until then, stay safe, stay sane, and remember to take care of yourselves and each other.


Tim Bond
Artistic Director

 


 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHEN IS SEASON 51 SCHEDULED TO START?

Season 51 is now scheduled to start in October of 2021, and will conclude in August of 2022.


WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST ANNOUNCED SEASON 51 BACK IN FEBRUARY OF 2020?

We have changed four of the eight titles in Season 51. The shows that have stayed the same are Hershey Felder’s Monsieur Chopin, Queen, Nan and the Lower Body, and the musical Sense & Sensibility.

The shows Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years, Man of La Mancha, The Lifespan of a Fact, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner are no longer scheduled for Season 51. Instead, we are thrilled to present the classic musical Ragtime, the heartwarming It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, the brilliant August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, and the brand-new musical Lizard Boy.


I’M A RENEWED SUBSCRIBER. IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO AT THIS TIME?

No. Your renewal is still valid, and we will reach out to each and every one of our renewed subscribers individually beginning in early summer to help you with show changes, date changes, and your seating preferences. Please sit tight until we contact you!


DOES SEASON 51 INCLUDE ANY OF THE DIGITAL OFFERINGS YOU PRESENT ONLINE BETWEEN NOW AND OCTOBER?

No. Season 51 refers to our upcoming season of in-person performances. Any events or shows we present online in the meantime are considered special events and are not part of Season 51.


WILL I BE ABLE TO STREAM VIDEO OF ANY OF THE SHOWS FROM SEASON 51 RATHER THAN ATTEND THEM IN PERSON?

There will be streaming video available for Lizard Boy and It’s Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. We are working with the rights holders of the other shows in our season to see if we’ll be able to offer digital versions of additional titles.


I HAVE A QUESTION YOU HAVEN’T ANSWERED HERE. HOW CAN I REACH YOU?

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have! Right now, email is the best and fastest way to get a hold of us. Please send your questions to boxoffice@theatreworks.org, and we’ll answer you as soon as possible. Our official open hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between noon at 6pm Pacific Time.