March 11, 2020

CTL Statement on the Coronavirus COVID-19

From the desk of Seth Sponhouse, Executive Director

Community Theatre League has some changes to upcoming shows and classes based on the newly issued statement from Governor Wolf pertaining to public schools being closed until March 27th. 
 
• No After School Classes until public schools are reopened. Classes, vocal lessons and class performances will be rescheduled and we will do our best to accommodate students' families. 
• Penguin Project performance of Annie Jr will be rescheduled for April 2nd through the 5th with two shows on  April 4th (pending rights approval from MTI). 
• Dorothy in Wonderland shows have been postponed to a later date. More information will go out to families of cast members as soon as possible. Ticket holders will be notified middle of next week. 
• Spotlight Program rehearsals will pick back up April 15th with the spring show still happening on May 15th and 16th. 
• Auditions for Matilda: The Musical will be postponed until April 19th and 20th. 
• Reader’s Theatre rehearsals will be postponed until April 14th with their show rescheduled for June 5th. 
• CTL is completely closed to the public, except staff and Board, from March 16th-20th.Tickets can still be purchased via phone (570-327-1777) Monday - Friday 9-5 or online (www.CTLshows.com).
• CTL’s Summer Camp Open House scheduled for (3/14) will be going forward as planned! 

 
As we all continue to monitor the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and flu activity, we want to make you aware of the precautionary measures we have implemented to safeguard the health of those visiting, seeing a production or taking class at our facility. 
 
1. We will be closing our doors at 5:00pm however during the day the daytime staff while we increase our disinfection practices. In our theatre and public spaces, we are now wiping down all surfaces (including seat armrests, railings, door handles, sink faucets, etc.) with disinfectant several times daily. 
 
2. The building is owned and maintained by the City of Williamsport and they are also going through a rigorous disinfecting procedure to keep our audiences and volunteers as safe as possible.
 
3. Patrons will not be required to hand tickets over to ushers. We will be practicing visual confirmation of seat reservations.
 
4. We have suspended the cast meet and greets with the  audience after the performance until further notice. 
 
6. We will be eliminating the practice of reusing programs. Programs will be placed in the lobby for you to pick up, rather than receiving them from an usher until further notice. 
 
We encourage you to continue practicing recommended sanitary standards by the CDC and ask that you only plan to be in attendance if you are feeling in good health. And as always, please wash your hands! If you have not yet we encourage you to visit (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html) for information on how to best prevent illness. 
 
If you are feeling unwell, please don’t hesitate to contact our box office to reschedule your visit for a later performance or for a different production. Our box office number is 570-327-1777, and we will happy to exchange your tickets for you. 
 
As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you informed. If you have any questions about our preparations around this or any other public health issue, please feel free to reach out to us at 570-329-0599. 
 
Thank you for your continued support of the arts.