COVID-19 Updates

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10 April 2020

Dear RLT Family,

Rome Little Theatre has been Rome’s community theatre since 1933 and after witnessing the kindness, generosity, and irrepressible spirit of our fellow Romans over the last few weeks, we can’t imagine being more proud to be a part of this community we serve than we are today. 

On March 19, we announced that, for the health and safety of our community, we would be suspending the remainder of our season and that we would be back with more information as soon as we were able. 

We are pleased to announce that we now have updated information about the remainder of our season’s productions, as well as RLT Academy’s Summer Workshop, and the return of a popular special event in October. Tickets/registration are available now for all of the following events:

  • RLT Academy’s Summer Workshop, originally scheduled for June 8-12, 2020 has been rescheduled for July 20-24, 2020. Previous registrations have been transferred to the new dates. The early registration discount has been extended to May 15. Register here.

  • Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, originally scheduled for May 1-10, 2020, has been rescheduled for September 11-20, 2020. *Previously purchased tickets, including season tickets have been transferred to the new dates. Purchase tickets here.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the RLT Shadow Cast is back by popular demand on October 30, 2020. Purchase tickets here.

  • Frozen JR, originally scheduled for March 20-29, 2020, has been rescheduled for December 4-13, 2020. Please note, to meet the needs of families with small children, our Saturday performances of Frozen JR are now matinees. *Previously purchased tickets, including season tickets, have been transferred to the new dates. Purchase tickets here.

  • The changing landscape means that we’ve had to revise our plans for next season, but we know you are looking forward to hearing about it as much as we are! Stay tuned -- we are hard at work finalizing the details of an exciting new season at RLT!

*Previously purchased tickets have already been transferred to the new dates on corresponding performances. For example, if you had tickets for opening night, your revised tickets will be for opening night, as well. Within the next week, current ticket holders will receive an email with their updated tickets and instructions for exchanges. Your email will reference your “order” but rest assured you have not been charged for any transfers, nor will you be charged for any exchanges you may need to execute.

Please know that the decision to postpone a production is not an easy one, but the health and safety of our community is our top priority. While we’ve carefully considered all of the information available to us, we know that we are in uncharted territory and our journey is still fraught with uncertainty. We will continue to monitor conditions and will make changes if they become necessary or advisable in order to protect our patrons, volunteers, and artists. 

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to ensure that your community theatre thrives for generations to come. We can hardly wait until we can gather again to share the joy of live theatre together. Until then stay safe and hopeful, friends. We’ll see you soon!

 

If you’re wondering how you can support us during this challenging time:

 

Purchase Tickets: Tickets are available for all of the rescheduled performances! Follow the links above or visit www.RomeLittleTheatre.com

 

Purchase a Gift Certificate: Our gift certificates may be ordered and delivered online. Use them for season tickets, academy offerings, or individual tickets. They make a great gift and they never expire! Order one here.

 

Donate: Though our stage is dark, RLT continues to incur normal overhead expenses and production costs, including royalty payments for upcoming shows. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to RLT today and help us come back stronger than ever. Add a donation to your ticket purchase, or click here to support us with your gift.

19 March 2020

Dear friends,

We know the following announcement is not unexpected, but it’s still difficult to write.

Due to the escalating impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and in observance of the recommendations of the CDC and our state and local governments, Rome Little Theatre is suspending the remainder of its 2019-20 season, including performances and rehearsals of Frozen JR and Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies. We are doing everything we can to reschedule these productions, and we’ll make announcements when we have more information. Our RLT Academy Summer Workshop remains as scheduled, but we’ll continue to monitor the situation and reschedule it if necessary. As always, the health and safety of our community is our number one priority.

If you have tickets to an upcoming show, your tickets will be honored on the rescheduled dates; you will receive an email from our box office within the next 2-3 weeks with details on your options. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with this extraordinary situation. 

This decision takes not only an emotional toll, but a financial one as well for us and other arts organizations across the country. If you are in a position to turn your ticket purchase into a donation rather than a refund, please know that your gift will help sustain us through this difficult time.

Like you, we are navigating uncharted waters and are having to make difficult decisions, but we assure you that we are committed to serving our community for generations to come. We will be back. We ask that you continue to support Rome Little Theatre as well as other local nonprofits and businesses during these unprecedented times.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater when this is all over. Until then, stay safe and hopeful. We’ll get through this together.

With love,

Your friends at Rome Little Theatre

ROME'S COMMUNITY THEATRE SINCE 1933

 

Born of the American Little Theatre Movement, Rome Little Theatre is proud to be one of the oldest community theatres in the country.  From its founding in 1933 to its WWII hiatus and its 1956 revival, and from its residencies at the Gordon Theatre and the Maple Street Community Center to its current home at the Historic DeSoto Theatre, RLT is woven artfully into the rich, historical fabric of Rome, Georgia.

For decades, RLT has been committed to entertaining, engaging, and educating our community through the practice and promotion of the theatre arts. Our success is built on the generous contributions of generations of volunteers, donors, and patrons.

The mission of RLT is to present amateur theatrical productions, encourage interest in drama, and contribute to the cultural and educational life of the community. RLT is an active supporter of the Arts in Rome and Floyd County. 

RLT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Rome Little Theatre

530 Broad St

Rome GA 30161

706-295-7171

romelittletheatre@gmail.com

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