For over 50 years, our community has trusted the Theatre of the Republic to make decisions that have contributed to the cultural vibrancy of our community and the cultural well-being of its residents. With the onset of COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic, we are tasked with the increased responsibility of making decisions that impact the health and physical well-being of our patrons, performers, and volunteers.

We had a plan for a full season of Musicals, Comedies, and Dramas, but we do not feel that we can publicize a program or ask people to purchase a Season Membership without knowing when the season will begin. It is unfair to the people we serve to be continuously announcing and then canceling shows.

As a valued member of the TOR Theatre family, you can appreciate that resources overwhelmingly go toward producing great work for the stage. We, as many non-profit organizations, have no contingency budget for civil emergencies. The cancellation of productions and unpredictable economic circumstances project financial losses up to 80% of our annual operating budget. We need our community’s help now more than ever to make it through this dark time.

We are excited to offer the following new and different experiences in keeping with Covid-19 Guidelines;

• Bright Star , a musical concert version, will be performed in an open-air market setting.

• Our Annual Holiday show will be moving to the beach with an exciting new joint effort between TOR and Lakewood Campgrounds

This period is a difficult time for all of us – financially and emotionally, as it is for all of you. We wish you the best and thank you for your continued support of our Theater productions. Our Box Office and Administrative Offices will remain open Monday through Friday 11-5 pm at this time to assist you with ticketing questions and other concerns. Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.

Be Safe; Wear a Mask; We will get through this!!

Tim McGhee
Executive Director/Artistic Director
TOR Board of Directors

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