April 7, 2020
A Message to CCT Supporters,
One of the most exciting parts of running a community theatre is putting together a season that we believe will delight our audience. Way back in February of 2019, we did just that for the CCT 2019-2020 Season. But you all know what they say about those best-laid plans.
We were luckier than most of our fellow theatres, able to finish Black Coffee, our fourth of five shows this season, before the virus made such gatherings impossible.
Big Fish, our wonderful season closer, even got in a few rehearsals. But alas, first big gatherings (like dance rehearsals) were restricted, and then we were all told that it’s best if we just stay home.
Yielding to the inevitable, we are announcing a major change to this season and next.
Our 2019-2020 season is now over. We’ll be in touch with season ticket holders in the next few days to talk about options.
Instead of closing this season, Big Fish will kick off the 2020-2021 season, running August 14-30, 2020. Even as we’ve waited for a new timetable, cast members work on music and dance at home, via instructional videos from Music Director Daniel Driskell and Choreographer Rebekah Howard; costume team lead Angie Wilkie gathers materials; a dauntless set builder or two begin to create the space for this larger-than-life musical — all while the show’s director, Josh Jack Carl, continues to refine plans to present a charming season opener.
We had just announced our 2020-2021 season a few weeks before it was time to reconsider.
Here is the revised schedule:
- Big Fish, August 14-30, 2020
- Noises Off, November 6-15, 2020
- Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming, January 28-February 7, 2021
- The Importance of Being Earnest, March 19-28, 2021
- Man of La Mancha, May 7-23, 2021
Our new 2020-2021 season, including three amazing musicals, a rollicking farce and a classic comedy, all presented with a fervent prayer that we’ll all be able to enjoy theatre, and especially each other’s company, again by this fall.
CCT Board President