Gainesville Theatre Alliance Cancels Fall Shows

Spring performances are still planned

Speakeysie News Desk — July 13, 2020

Gainesville, Ga-

Based on current public health information, state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and campus restrictions of both Brenau University and the University of North Georgia, Gainesville Theatre Alliance has made the difficult decision to cancel its fall 2020 performances. Both the WonderQuest production of James and the Giant Peach and the GTA mainstage production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat are cancelled. Patrons with tickets to these productions will receive a letter regarding their options. 

GTA’s spring performances of Little Women, In the Red and Brown Water, and The Arabian Nights are scheduled to proceed as planned, with necessary safety protocols in place. Tickets for these productions will go on sale on October 1, 2020. Patrons may purchase tickets at that time through GainesvilleTheatreAlliance.org or by calling the box office. 

GTA’s Discovery Series production of The Laramie Project is rescheduled for April 2021. More details on this event will follow. 

Retiring Artistic/Managing Director Jim Hammond assured students that the fall semester will still be an important and educational undertaking. “Limited productions this year place even greater emphasis on the importance of our curriculum, and the faculty have been researching and developing new strategies and techniques to make the most of every class,” Hammond stated. “As GTA transitions with new dynamic leadership, fall semester will focus on classes and important discussions about this program’s future.” 

ABOUT GAINESVILLE THEATRE ALLIANCE: Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a nationally-acclaimed collaboration between the University of North Georgia, Brenau University, theatre professionals, and the Northeast Georgia community. A professional theatre attached to two college theatre programs, GTA provides education through collaboration and creates quality theatrical experiences that educate, inspire, enrich, and unite. GTA produces seven productions a year; four mainstage shows, two Discovery series productions, and one Theatre for Young Audiences show, produced by GTA’s TYA division, WonderQuest. For more information, visit GainesvilleTheatreAlliance.org. 

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