A Maine musical theater was pressured to cancel its fall schedule after refunding $36,000 price of tickets within the days since asserting a COVID-19 vaccination coverage, in keeping with a report.
The Brunswick-based Maine State Music Theatre was buried in refund requests after saying on Friday that theater-goers must show they’ve both been vaccinated or examined destructive for the coronavirus, The Portland Press Herald reported.
“Not promoting a ticket is unhealthy,” inventive director Dale Clark advised the newspaper. “Having to refund a ticket that you’ve got already offered, that’s quite a bit worse.”
Clark blamed pushback in opposition to the brand new coverage and “common considerations in regards to the virus” for the refunds of tons of of tickets.
“It’s worry,” he stated, in keeping with the publication. “Persons are scared. If our viewers is totally vaccinated and folks should put on masks, I’ve a protected auditorium and I ought to be capable to put butts in seats. However that isn’t the best way it reads within the information.”
Deliberate productions of “Cinderella,” “Alive in Wonderland” and “The Rocky Horror Present” have on the Westbrook Performing Arts Heart been scrapped, in accordance to an announcement from the corporate – though a tackle “Jersey Boys” set to open subsequent month will go on as deliberate.
The theater is planning to return with an entire summer season season in 2022, the announcement stated.