2020 Season Postponed Through November

On behalf of The Lyceum’s board of directors and staff:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of the remainder of our summer/fall programming: Murder on the Orient Express, Our Town, Charley’s Aunt, and Heartbreak Hotel.

We have also postponed our trips to London and New York to the spring, as well as our special presentations of Count Basie Orchestra and Don Schlitz. Our Murder Mystery Weekend is postponed to October 2021.

In a statement from the Saline County Health Department, Administrator Tara Brewer said:
“Our hearts are broken that The Lyceum is postponing the remainder of its season through November, but in this uncertain time this is best for their actors, employees and patrons. Saline County Health Department supports The Lyceum in this difficult decision, and agree that opening the doors at this time may be an unnecessary risk.”

We will continue to evaluate the practicality of A Christmas Carol in the coming months.

Through a careful examination of the economic ramifications and potential public health impact of continuing our season in August, and after hearing from you, we have made the difficult decision that it is in the best interest of all of us to wait until next year to celebrate our 60th Season. We firmly believe this was the only decision that will allow us to reopen ready and strong in 2021 – and get back to filling your summers with Lyceum magic!

For those of you who have tickets to the remaining shows, we ask you to fill out our ticketing form (see button above for the link – it is important to complete this form even if you had tickets to the first three shows and previously completed that ticketing form) to let us know how you’d prefer for us to handle your ticket purchase for these shows. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to take care of you.

If you can, please consider turning your ticket(s) into a tax-deductible donation. If you convert your ticket to a donation, it will double in value for us thanks to a special challenge grant of $100,000 has been made possible by: Stan & Kay Kuecker with a lead gift, Hank Waters & Vicki Russell, Orscheln Farm & Home, John Landrum, Rita Burnstad, Dave & Nancy Griggs, and Rich & Debbie Lawson.

You can also transfer your ticket(s) to corresponding date(s) in 2021 (see chart below for reference).

Finally, we miss seeing you, Lyceum Family. We will weather this storm together and celebrate our reopening with renewed enthusiasm and joy next year! Stay safe, stay healthy and we will see you again soon. Please note our box office is currently closed to in person visits and operating by phone during limited business hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); we will be reaching out to ticketholders for these productions as needed.

POSTPONEMENT DATE CHART:

Murder on the Orient Express:
Friday, 08/07/20 – 7:30 pm: Friday, 08/06/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 08/08/20 – 2:00 pm: Saturday, 08/07/21 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 08/08/20 – 7:30 pm: Saturday, 8/07/21 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, 08/09/20 – 2:00 pm: Sunday, 08/08/21 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, 08/11/20 – 2:00 pm: Tuesday, 08/10/21 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 08/12/20 – 2:00 pm: Wednesday, 08/11/21 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, 08/13/20 – 2:00 pm: Thursday, 08/12/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 08/14/20 – 2:00 pm: Friday, 08/13/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 08/14/20 – 7:30 pm: Friday, 08/13/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 08/15/20 – 2:00 pm: Saturday, 08/14/21 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 08/15/20 – 7:30 pm: Saturday, 08/14/21 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, 08/16/20 – 2:00 pm: Sunday, 08/15/21 – 2:00 pm

Our Town:
Wednesday, 08/26/20 – 2:00 pm: Wednesday, 08/25/21 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 08/26/20 – 7:30 pm: Wednesday, 08/25/21 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, 08/27/20 – 2:00 pm: Thursday, 08/26/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 08/28/20 – 2:00 pm: Friday, 08/27/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 08/28/20 – 7:30 pm: Friday, 08/27/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 08/29/20 – 2:00 pm: Saturday, 08/28/21 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 08/29/20 – 7:30 pm: Saturday, 08/28/21 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, 08/30/20 – 2:00 pm: Sunday, 08/29/21 – 2:00 pm

Charley’s Aunt:
Wednesday, 09/09/20 – 2:00 pm: Wednesday, 09/08/21 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 09/09/20 – 7:30 pm: Wednesday, 09/08/21 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, 09/10/20 – 2:00 pm: Thursday, 09/09/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 09/11/20 – 2:00 pm: Friday, 09/10/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 09/11/20 – 7:30 pm: Friday, 09/10/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 09/12/20 – 2:00 pm: Saturday, 09/11/21 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 09/12/20 – 7:30 pm: Saturday, 09/11/21 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, 09/13/20 – 2:00 pm: Sunday, 09/12/21 – 2:00 pm

Heartbreak Hotel:
Wednesday, 09/23/20 – 7:30 pm: Wednesday, 09/22/21 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, 09/24/20 – 2:00 pm: Thursday, 09/23/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 09/25/20 – 2:00 pm: Friday, 09/24/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 09/25/20 – 7:30 pm: Friday, 09/24/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 09/26/20 – 2:00 pm: Saturday, 09/25/21 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 09/26/20 – 7:30 pm: Saturday, 09/25/21 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, 09/27/20 – 2:00 pm: Sunday, 09/26/21 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, 09/29/20 – 2:00 pm: Tuesday, 09/28/21 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 09/30/20 – 2:00 pm: Wednesday, 09/29/21 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, 10/01/20 – 2:00 pm: Thursday, 09/30/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 10/02/20 – 2:00 pm: Friday, 10/01/21 – 2:00 pm
Friday, 10/02/20 – 7:30 pm: Friday, 10/01/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 10/03/20 – 2:00 pm: Saturday, 10/02/21 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 10/03/20 – 7:30 pm: Saturday, 10/02/21 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, 10/04/20 – 2:00 pm: Sunday, 10/03/21 – 2:00 pm


We need your input!

Lyceum Family:

We need to hear from you!

Reopening the theatre is an important and complex decision in which we must consider current state and local health guidelines, theatre-specific regulations, and of course the insights provided by you, our audience.

This anonymous survey is short (you should be able to complete the 9 questions in under five minutes) but will help us figure out the logistics of reopening in the best manner possible. We look forward to your response!


FIRST THREE PRODUCTIONS POSTPONED

To our loyal friends and patrons,

In the interest of protecting our artists, administrative staff, patrons and community members, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the first three productions of our season (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Singin’ in the Rain, and Sister Act).

This means the 2020 season is now slated to begin in early August with our production of Murder on the Orient Express.

This is not the way we expected to begin our 60th anniversary season, but the good news is that we were able to secure the rights to produce these musicals in our 2021 season instead. If you have tickets for any or all of these shows, you have options, some of which are mentioned below.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous support of businesses and individuals to meet our funding needs even during a normal season. The loss of three shows this season puts us in a challenging situation, as you might imagine. If you are able, please consider converting any tickets you may have purchased to the above shows into a tax-deductible donation, or making an additional donation to the theatre. This will help ensure we can keep our doors open and our beloved theatre staffed through this difficult season.

We are thrilled to be able to tell you that if you convert your ticket to a donation, your gift will double in value for us, thanks to a special challenge grant of $100,000. This has been made possible by: Stan & Kay Kuecker with a lead gift, Hank Waters & Vicki Russell, Orscheln Farm & Home, John Landrum, Rita Burnstad, Dave & Nancy Griggs, and Rich & Debbie Lawson.

Converting your purchase to a donation, if you are able, is truly the best way to help The Lyceum survive this crisis.

If you have seats reserved for one or all of the above musicals, whether through a subscription package or a single ticket purchase, your reservations can automatically transfer to the 2021 season (see below for a chart with corresponding dates). If you would like to keep your ticket but think you may want to switch to another show time, we will make an exchange period available early in January 2021, before tickets go on sale to the general public again (a benefit normally reserved exclusively for our season subscribers).

Please do not try to contact our box office at this time, as our staff members are all working remotely. You can help us most by filling out our ticketing form (click link below) so you can tell us how you’d like for us to handle your purchase. Please respond, if you can, no later than June 3.

For more complicated questions, we will contact you directly to make sure we take care of you on an individual basis.

We appreciate your patience during this time as we are operating with a skeleton crew and have a lot of loyal patrons to contact! You can best help us by completing the form below, if you have reservations to one or more of these shows. We appreciate your patience as we work hard to reach out to individuals, as needed, during the coming weeks.

Sincerely,

Quin Gresham, Producing Artistic Director
Steve Bertani, Managing Director

SCHEDULE OF CORRESPONDING DATES FOR SHOWS MOVING TO 2021:

The Little Mermaid
Wednesday 6/3/2020 at 2:00 PM: Wednesday 6/2/2021 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday 6/3/2020 at 7:30 PM: Wednesday 6/2/2021 at 7:30 PM
Thursday 6/4/2020 at 2:00 PM: Thursday 6/3/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 6/5/2020 at 2:00 PM: Friday 6/4/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 6/5/2020 at 7:30 PM: Friday 6/4/2021 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 6/6/2020 at 2:00 PM: Saturday 6/5/2021 at 2:00 PM
Saturday 6/6/2020 at 7:30 PM: Saturday 6/5/2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday 6/7/2020 at 2:00 PM: Sunday 6/6/2021 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday 6/9/2020 at 2:00 PM: Tuesday 6/8/2021 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday 6/10/2020 at 2:00 PM: Wednesday 6/9/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 6/12/2020 at 2:00 PM: Friday 6/11/2021at 2:00 PM
Friday 6/12/2020 at 7:30 PM: Friday 6/11/2021 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 6/13/2020 at 2:00 PM: Saturday 6/12/2021 at 2:00 PM
Saturday 6/13/2020 at 7:30 PM: Saturday 6/12/2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday 6/14/2020 at 2:00 PM: Sunday 6/13/2021 at 2:00 PM

Singin’ In The Rain
Thursday 6/25/2020 at 2:00 PM: Thursday 6/24/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 6/26/2020 at 2:00 PM: Friday 6/25/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 6/26/2020 at 7:30 PM: Friday 6/25/2021 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 6/27/2020 at 2:00 PM: Saturday 6/26/2021 at 2:00 PM
Saturday 6/27/2020 7:30 PM: Saturday 6/26/2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday 6/28/2020 at 2:00 PM: Sunday 6/27/2021 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday 6/30/2020 at 2:00 PM: Tuesday 6/29/2021 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7/1/2020 at 2:00 PM: Wednesday 6/30/2021 at 2:00 PM
Thursday 7/2/2020 at 2:00 PM: Thursday 7/1/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 7/3/2020 at 2:00 PM: Friday 7/2/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 7/3/2020 at 7:30 PM: Friday 7/2/2021 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 7/4/2020 at 2:00 PM: Saturday 7/3/2021 at 2:00 PM
Sunday 7/5/2020 at 2:00 PM: Sunday 7/4/2021 at 2:00 PM

Sister Act
Thursday 7/16/2020 at 2:00 PM: Thursday 7/15/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 7/17/2020 at 2:00 PM: Friday 7/16/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 7/17/2020 at 7:30 PM: Friday 7/16/2021 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 7/18/2020 at 2:00 PM: Saturday 7/17/2021 at 2:00 PM
Saturday 7/18/2020 7:30 PM: Saturday 7/17/2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday 7/19/2020 at 2:00 PM: Sunday 7/18/2021 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday 7/21/2020 at 2:00 PM: Tuesday 7/20/2021at 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7/22/2020 at 2:00 PM: Wednesday 7/21/2021 at 2:00 PM
Thursday 7/23/2020 at 2:00 PM: Thursday 7/22/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 7/24/2020 at 2:00 PM: Friday 7/23/2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday 7/24/2020 at 7:30 PM: Friday 7/23/2021 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 7/25/2020 at 2:00 PM: Saturday 7/24/2021 at 2:00 PM
Saturday 7/25/2020 at 7:30 PM: Saturday 7/24/2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday 7/26/2020 at 2:00 PM: Sunday 7/25/2021at 2:00 PM