Classic Theatre of San Antonio changing up production plans
SAN ANTONIO – Broadway officials announced their shutdown will be extended again until May 30, 2021, on Friday. However, in the Alamo City, the Classic Theatre of San Antonio is one week into their production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”The theatre shut down just days before a production in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, staff has had to postpone their production schedule and cancel its summer camps. The theatre teamed up with the San Antonio Botanical Garden to host outside live productions. Staff said safety is their number one priority and they are not afraid to stop or postpone performances if the risk level in San Antonio increases.
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At 5 p.m. on March 15, the Classic Theatre of San Antonio had just completed its rehearsal for Our Town, set to open March 20 for a four-week run. Across the city, arts organizations are due to suffer a substantial loss of funding for the foreseeable future. The repercussions of this thing are only just beginning to be understood, said Loren Meeker, general and artistic director of Opera San Antonio. Proposed revenues for Performing Arts Funding is projected to be lower than anticipated, and the program will be evaluated in the near future, she wrote in an email. Meeker called the strategy a big-picture conversation Ive started with the [San Antonio Symphony] to reengage the community of San Antonio and reignite passion for the arts.As San Antonio arts workers face unforeseen difficulties from the economic pain of trying to stop the spread of coronavirus, they wont be struggling alone, Trevio said.therivardreport.com