The Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre season has been postponed to 2021.
The shows from the 2020 schedule (The Little Mermaid; Disaster!; Dream Girls; Hello, Dolly!; and How I Became a Pirate) will instead be performed in the summer of 2021.
“While planning to move forward to provide a season of adventure for our community, we have run through multiple scenarios, from a late start to online streaming,” said Starlight Theatre Director Chris Brady. “We’ve been preparing these scenarios in the hopes that the shelter at home ordinance from the Governor and the state’s health department would be lifted at the onset of May or even a touch later. As we have also previously stated, our community’s health is the priority, which not only includes our patrons, but our volunteers, actors, crews, and employees. These factors have weighed exceptionally heavy on our souls.”
Brady assures that the Starlight talent has plans to keep the community entertained under the restrictions and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and are dubbing these alternative plans “The Starlight Extended Season: The show WILL go on.”
“While we may not be presenting a season of shows this summer, we’re not keeping our lights dim either,” says Brady. “We’re going to bring the Starlight talent and ideas right to your home. Stay tuned.”
Season ticket holders for 2020 have a few options they can pursue, including donating their tickets, transferring them to next season, or requesting a refund. Ticket holders can contact Chris Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange their option of preference.