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Ivoryton Playhouse cancels 2020 season

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The Ivoryton Playhouse has decided to cancel its 2020 season, a victim of the coronavirus and its fallout.

The Ivoryton Playhouse has been producing theater for 90 years, and a press release from the venue noted, "The only years it went dark were during the Second World War and in 1977 when the future of the theatre hung in the balance and it was almost knocked down to make way for a drug store! But it has survived, through all of these challenges, and we are confident that we will be back — stronger and enriched by this unprecedented experience." 

The playhouse had planned to open for its new season on March 18, but it ended up being closed since March 16. The hope then had been to produce a limited season in the summer or fall but, the release notes, "we are heading into summer and the likelihood of producing grows slimmer every day and so we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 season."

They hope to present in 2021 the shows they would have done this year: "Forbidden Broadway," "Flashdance: The Musical," "Ring of Fire," "Ghost the Musical," and "The Mousetrap."

The playhouse will contact ticket holders over the next couple of weeks.

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