The Grand Theatre cancels next 3 shows due to pandemic

Images shown are for the musicals "Harriet" and "The Producers," Source: The Grand Theatre

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Grand Theatre has canceled three upcoming shows due to ongoing health risks stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shows are:

  • Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” previously just delayed from its planned March 26 opening
  • The new musical “Harriet,” which was scheduled to open Aug. 13
  • “The Producers,” had been scheduled to open Oct. 1

With those three shows canceled, the next show that remains on the schedule is “The 39 Steps,” scheduled to open Feb. 11.

Seth Miller, The Grand’s artistic and executive director, sent out a notice addressed to theater patrons:

“It is with deepest regret that we are officially announcing the cancelation of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Harriet’ and “The Producers,'” the statement says.

“Our staff and board have been working to bring ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to life on our stage in some format for the past four years. However, the spike in numbers from the pandemic has made it impossible for us to carry on with the production. Our box office will be issuing refunds or credits to all those who have purchased tickets to the show.

“Please check back for the latest updates as we go forward. Thank you for your ongoing support of theater in Salt Lake City.”


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