The season will with a production of Hello, Dolly! Thursday, Aug. 27, and end with a production of The Bodyguard Friday, July 9, 2021.
The Garden Theatre in downtown Winter Garden has been at a standstill the last 10 weeks, as the coronavirus pandemic has continued on.
But now, after cancelations and hardship, there is a plan in place for the organizations’ 13th season, which will start up at the end of August.
“Even throughout these uncommon times, we strive to bring you the best of live theatre while keeping you and our performers safe,” the organization said in a press release. “After much deliberation, the Garden Theatre staff and Board have finalized the changes that will be made next season, including date changes, physically-distanced seating, and a show replacement.”
In order to keep patrons safe, the Theatre said it would reduce tickets sold for each showtime for its productions of Hello, Dolly!, Ugly Lies the Bone, Matilda the Musical, A Class Act and A Raisin in the Sun to allow for proper social distancing. The Theatre said it would return to full seating for its production of Beauty and the Beast — which starts in April 2021.
The following are the new change made for the 2020-21 theatre season:
NEW DATES: Aug. 27 - Sep. 27, 2020
NEW OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm
UGLY LIES THE BONE
NEW DATES: Oct. 7 - 18, 2020
NEW OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
NEW DATES: Nov. 19 - Dec. 20, 2020
NEW OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm
A CLASS ACT (FORMERLY PARADE)
NEW DATES: Jan. 27 - Feb. 7, 2021
NEW OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
NEW DATES: March 3 - 14, 2021
NEW OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
NEW DATES: April 22 - May 30, 2021
NEW OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm
This production will be presented as originally scheduled: July 9 - Aug. 1, 2021.
No date changes have been made to this production at this time.