Palace Family, Friends, and Supporters,
Like all of you, the Palace has continued to closely monitor government and health reports surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. With that in mind, we would like to share with you some positive news regarding our plans to move forward. When the Williamson County ban on mass gatherings is lifted on May 11th, we will be ready to reopen our doors and continue with our 2019-2020 season. After its successful opening night, we’re coming back with 6 performances of Sweet Charity, the hopeless romantic, May 15th through the 24th. And then June 5th, our production of Mamma Mia will have you singing and dancing in the aisles, and it will run for 5 weekends, through July 5th. And while we’ve had to postpone our production of Carousel, saving it for a future season, our productions of Wizard of Oz and Grease will go on as scheduled. For those of you who’ve already purchased tickets for Sweet Charity or Mamma Mia, please contact the box office at email@example.com to confirm which performance date you’d like your tickets moved to.
On the Playhouse stage, we’re bringing you some new additions to the season. The Motown Hits Parade, featuring Jacqui Cross and Laura Benedict, opens May 29th through June 14th. And on July 10th, we’ll open the first of Neil Simon’s Eugene Trilogy, Brighton Beach Memoirs; it will run through August 9th. Our production of Boeing! Boeing! has been temporarily postponed. Originally scheduled to open March 27th, this hilarious comedy will now open August 21st.
Our commitment to the Education program remains strong. While several events have had to be rescheduled, postponed or canceled, our Summer Camps are still 100% on schedule to begin in the Doug Smith Performance Center, with the first session starting on June 1st. More details about the events that have been affected will be distributed shortly.
And while we can’t currently come together for productions, we can still bring you music, dance and more! Our next Facebook Live event will be April 30th where we will have performances by Palace favorites and an opportunity to support the Palace through donations. This will help the Palace weather the shutdown in order to continue to provide theatre to the Central Texas community. Make sure to share with other Palace fans so they can enjoy the fun! We are so grateful for your support and commitment to the Palace. Stay safe and we will see you soon.