To our patrons and community,
Based on projections about COVID-19, with social distancing guidelines extending and stay-at-home orders issued, Spartanburg Little Theatre is making the following schedule changes for the remainder of our 2019-2020 season. Impacted performances include Sister Act and Heathers.
This is disappointing for all of us, but we believe it is the best decision to protect the health and safety of our audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers.
We are planning to launch the 2020-2021 season as scheduled in September. More information about our 2020-2021 season schedule is available at www.spartanburglittletheatre.com (after April 10).
Heathers: orig. July 17-26, 2020
Heathers is rescheduled for August 14-23, 2020. If you currently have seating reservations they have been transferred to the following dates:
- Friday, July 17 to Friday August 14
- Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, August 15
- Sunday, July 19 to Sunday, August 16
- Friday, July 24 to Friday, August 21
- Saturday, July 25 to Saturday, August 22
- Sunday, July 26 to Sunday, August 23
If you would like to reschedule or make your seating reservations for Heathers, please leave a message for the Chapman Cultural Center ticket office at 864.542.2787 ext. 273 or email email@example.com. The Chapman Cultural Center is currently closed and the ticket office is working remotely until further notice. The customary $2 exchange fee will be waived.
Sister Act: orig. May 1-10, 2020
Sister Act is rescheduled for September 18-27, 2020 and will now open our 2020-2021 season. As Sister Act is now part of our 2020-2021 season, all current ticket reservations for Sister Act will be cancelled.
SLT Season subscribers: All season subscribers have received an email detailing your options for your unused tickets. That information is also included below. Ticket reservations will not be automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates, as Sister Act is now part of the 2020-2021 season. Season tickets for the 2020-2021 season go on sale April 10.
Individual ticket holders: If you purchased tickets for Sister Act online or by credit card, those tickets will be automatically refunded by the CCC ticket office. Please allow 10 business days for the refund. If you purchased tickets by check or cash, please contact the CCC ticket office for refund information.
OPTIONS FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
We deeply regret that circumstances beyond our control have prevented us from fulfilling our commitment to our valued season ticket holders. We sincerely hope you will join us again for our 2020-2021 75th Anniversary Season.
If you are able, we strongly encourage you to consider donating the unused value of your 2019-2020 season tickets back to Spartanburg Little Theatre. As a non-profit whose financial health is dependent upon public performance, this crisis has the potential to be both financially and, thus, creatively crippling. Your donation will help us to continue to weather this unprecedented time and allow us to continue to provide inspiring, educational, and uplifting performances when our stage lights are back on.
There are a number of options available to you when considering what to do with the unused value of your season tickets.
- Donate your tickets back to Spartanburg Little Theatre. Donating the value of your tickets helps us support the people behind the work you love and minimize the fallout from this crisis. (Tax deductible)
- Subscribe. Apply the unused portion of your 2019-2020 season subscription toward the purchase of a 2020-2021 season subscription. (20% value)
- Make it special. Use your credit for tickets to one of our 2020-2021 Special Event performances, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!) or Broadway Backwards 4 (limit 1 per season ticket)
- Spread the love. Surprise your friends and family with ticket vouchers or gift certificates for future SLT or SYT performances (limit 1 per season ticket/2020-2021 season).
If you are a current season subscriber, complete this form to let us know what you would like to do with the unused value of your 2019-2020 season tickets. You may also call our office at 864.585.8278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are working remotely and may be experiencing a high call volume. We value your patience and understanding and will respond as quickly as possible.
Please respond by June 30, 2020. After that point, we will assume that you want to donate your tickets back to Spartanburg Little Theatre.
ADDITIONAL REMINDERS ABOUT OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In addition to these updates, we want to remind you of some prior information related to our response to COVID-19:
Virtual Ticket Office: The CCC Ticket Office is working remotely. The Ticket Office voicemail can be reached at 864.542.2787 ext. 273 or email@example.com. Bear with us as we adjust to working from home and process a higher than normal call volume.
Closed to the public: Chapman Cultural Center will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future, until SC government deems it safe to reopen.
2020-2021 Season Announcement: Sister Act will open our 2020-2021 season. The remainder of the season will be announced on Friday, April 10, at which time season tickets will be available for purchase at www.spartanburglittletheatre.com or 864.585.8278.
Season subscribers: All reservations for Sister Act have been cancelled. Subscribers to the 2020-2021 season can make reservations for Sister Act and the remainder of the 2020-2021 season beginning August 4. Reservations for Heathers have been moved to the rescheduled dates. For changes and ticket reservations for Heathers, contact the CCC Ticket office.
Work from home. We are implementing a “work from home” policy for our office staff. If you call our office, please leave a message and we will return it as soon as we can. Please bear with us if we are unable to return your call as quickly as you are accustomed.
Will I receive a tax donation letter?: Yes. If you donate your tickets, you will receive a tax donation letter from SLT. Please allow for some extra time as we are currently working remotely.
We will be back on stage before you know it, with the stories you love brought to you by the extraordinary artists who make Spartanburg Little Theatre their home. SLT has been a source of joy and inspiration for 75 years and we look forward to entertaining you for 75 more. Thank you for sticking with us during this turbulent time.
Jay E. Coffman
Executive Artistic Director
Spartanburg Little Theatre
SLT Office (For season ticket information, adjustments, purchases):
CCC Ticket Office (For Heathers order adjustments/reservations only):
864.542.2787 ext. 273