Opera House announces musical “Matilda” postponed
The Friends of the Opera House announced today that its April-May production of the hit Broadway musical “Matilda” has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
New Matilda show dates: August 28 - September 19, 2020.
The organization postponed the production to comply with current state regulations banning large events and “do our part to help keep audience members, our performers, our staff, and the wider community safe right now”, said Terry Hale, Executive Artistic Director of the Elgin Opera House.
Opera House patrons who have already purchased “Matilda” tickets for performance dates in April or May can expect a phone call from Opera House Box Office staff to facilitate transferring those tickets once the new show dates, said Hale.
Friends of the Opera House Board President, Moira Madden, commented, “We hope that people will begin purchasing ‘Matilda’ tickets as soon as we have the new dates posted as a show of support for the Opera House during what will be a tough time financially for our organization. As is the case for many other small arts organizations (and small businesses) across the country, temporary closures can cause real hardship. We encourage everyone to buy a ticket for a friend to see this fun and amazing show, too! Your support will be greatly appreciated.”
If you already purchased “Matilda” tickets for April and/or May and you would like to convert your tickets into a tax-deductible contribution that will help support the Elgin Opera House during this challenging time, please call the Box Office at 541-663-6324.
You may purchase 2020-2021 season tickets at any time by calling the same number. For more information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets on the web, go to ElginOperaHouse.com.
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