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ACT of Connecticut is closely monitoring developments around COVID-19 and we will continue to defer to federal and state agencies for recommendations, guidance and direction.
Adhering to the ban on public gatherings and the importance of social distancing, we cancelled our current production of Nickel Mines and are postponing our annual fundraising Gala. We are also working on rescheduling our next production of Freaky Friday in order to “play it safe”. Those new dates will be announced soon. If you have tickets to Freaky Friday, we will be in touch with you once these new performance dates are confirmed. We ask for your patience as we work to accommodate any ticketing questions. Our box office is available via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you as soon possible.
In addition to postponing performances, ACT has cancelled onsite education programs. We are working with our instructors to transition our onsite programs to online so we can all remain engaged in the arts during this difficult time. While things at the theater have slowed, we are pleased to announce both Bryan Perri (ACT’s Resident Music Supervisor) and Daniel C. Levine (ACT’s Artistic Director) are now offering virtual lessons for students of all ages. This is a rare opportunity, as both Daniel and Bryan almost never teach privately due to their schedules. ACT is dedicated to our students and patrons, and we are grateful to Bryan and Dan for this offer.
ACT of Connecticut is a non-profit theater and we rely on ticket sales for one half of our annual operating budget. As you can imagine, the cancellation of Nickel Mines represents a major financial loss for us. Production expenses are upfront and are then offset by ticket sales. As we had already spent the majority of the show’s budget, you can imagine the impact to ACT.
Therefore, we are asking patrons who purchased tickets to Nickel Mines to consider donating the cost of your tickets. Converting your ticket purchase to a donation supports ACT’s future in this very uncertain and unsettling time. For those of you who did not purchase Nickel Mines tickets, please consider making a contribution in support of our mission to produce Broadway caliber theatre in Fairfield County. Your contribution means more now than ever!
We believe deeply in the power of theatre to bring communities together in the most difficult times. We recently produced a livestream event hosted by Daniel C. Levine which featured performances by Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz, Laura Woyasz, Bryan Perri and more. We hope to offer more events like this in the future. Please stay tuned for updates, including the announcement of our 2020–2021 season.
As always, we thank you for your support.
ACT OF CONNECTICUT
Experience the best of Broadway without leaving your backyard! With sold-out runs of “Mamma Mia!”, “Evita”, “Working”, "Austen’s Pride”, and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, our inaugural season was a smash hit! We were honored with 11 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards - including Equity Theatre Of The Year!
We produce four shows per season including one show in the “Presenting Stephen Schwartz!” Series, honoring one of ACT Artistic Advisor’s, Stephen Schwartz. All shows feature both Broadway performers and local Fairfield and Westchester County talent, delivering performances and productions of the highest quality. In addition to fully produced main stage productions, we offer youth education classes, camps, workshops, and a conservatory program. ACT is a magnificent addition to the arts community in Ridgefield! ACT of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) organization.