Dear Majestic Theater Subscribers and Patrons,
We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well. As a Majestic Theater subscriber or patron, we feel you have a vested interest in the theater and therefore we need to share with you our detailed plans for the future. Without your support in the past we would not have been successful, and with your continued support in the future we will move forward.
There are so many unknowns at this time, but listening to our local and state leaders we have planned out a schedule we think is reasonable and hopefully achievable. We want to make sure our subscribers and patrons will feel safe coming back to the Majestic Theater.
If it is determined that a partial staff can work safely and securely on August 3, 2020, the Majestic Theater Box Office at 131 Elm Street in West Springfield will turn the phones and computers on, and we will answer calls during limited box office hours. The box office will not be open for walk-in service. Currently we are able to access emails only from our homes.
Based upon the information we have gathered, we are basing our plan on optimistically being able to reopen and resume performances at the Majestic Theater in January 2021. The good news is that we are going to pickup where we left off. "The show must go on!"
We will startup again with performances of The Pitch for the three weeks that we had to cancel. The set for The Pitch is still on the Majestic stage, and all of the actors are anxiously waiting for the lights to come up again. All current ticketholders for The Pitch—even those that thankfully donated their tickets to us so that they could watch the online video of the production—will be able to see The Pitch on a different date in January for the same seats and day of the week as their original tickets.
After we reopen we will need a few months to gather steam again and prepare to present what we've all been waiting for: the large cast musical 9 to 5. In the interim, we will present a great musical with a cast of two, Murder for Two, and a new play by Danny Eaton that got rave reviews at the staged reading, Betty & The Patch.
The concerts by Bo Fitzgerald & The YankCelt Band and Craig Eastman will be rescheduled for March 2021, along with the great comedy Misgivings. If you purchased tickets for these shows in 2020, they will be honored for these rescheduled dates.
Then in May 2021, it is back on with 9 to 5! The cast and musicians were ready to begin rehearsals on the Tuesday after we had to temporarily close, and the set was almost all built. Everyone we have spoken to really still wants to see this fun musical. All current tickets for 9 to 5 will be honored for the same day of the week, time, and seat.
Our beloved Summer Concerts and Majestic Children's Theater will resume June, July and August 2021. Every artist we have spoken to can't wait to perform again for you on the Majestic stage. We already know what fun plays our Children's Theater will present: Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., Curious George and the Golden Meatball, and Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
In September 2021, we begin our 25th season with the phoenix of musicals that will help us all to rise out of the ashes of this disaster: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story.
See the schedule below for the 2021-2022 shows that we have planned. You will be provided with more information on the actual dates your current tickets will be valid for as we prepare to reopen the Majestic Theater. The performance dates within this plan may need to be adjusted depending on what's ahead, but we believe that it is achievable and gives careful consideration to everyone's safety, our production preparation timing, and our projected financial status. Most importantly it allows us to resume our non-profit mission of providing Pioneer Valley-based actors, actresses and theater technicians a professional place in which to perform: the reopened Majestic Theater.
If you have any questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer your emails from our homes until August 3, 2020 when we plan to reopen the box office, so we thank you for your patience if there are delays in our response.
In the meantime, our Majestic Theater Online programming will continue! Please check out our website for new content that you can only find online, like weekly live episodes of Behind the Curtain at the Majestic hosted by Danny Eaton, Majestic Children’s Theater shows and live talkbacks, and more.
Thank you for your continued support of the Majestic Theater. We hope to see everyone again soon! Stay safe!
and ALL of us at the Majestic Theater!