Starkville Community Theatre family and supporters:

With the safety of SCT's audience members and volunteers in mind, our Board of Directors has decided to cancel our upcoming run of 9 to 5 - The Musical, which had been slated to open in mid-April.

Since theatres are, by their nature, gathering places, we must follow the example of other event spaces around the country and around the world and temporarily close our doors. To do our small part in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not host any performances or rehearsals over the next few weeks, as long as it takes to help stop the further spread of the virus.

If you were excited for 9 to 5, please know that we were, too, and that we are working to find a new home for the show in our next season. Cancelling any show, especially one already cast and rehearsing, is not a choice our Board makes easily - but the well-being of our patrons and artists takes the highest priority.

At this time, we are still looking forward to opening the season-extra comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride in late May, with Project P.L.A.Y. right around the corner in June.

If you purchased an extended season ticket that includes admission to Georgia McBride, your pass is still good toward that production. For current season-ticket holders whose passes end with 9 to 5, SCT offers the following two options: you may either donate the cost of the unused ticket on your pass, or you may claim a refund for it.

If you appreciate and are thankful for what SCT has added to our community for the last 42 years, we encourage you to consider making a gift of the remainder of your season ticket - a relatively small sum for you could make a very large difference for us.

All donations are tax-deductible, and if you would like to request a letter noting your gift to us and its amount, we will be happy to help. For more information or to make a donation or, if required, to request a refund, please Email: cao@sct-online.org for the fastest response or you can call our office line at 662-323-6855. We ask for your patience as we process your requests, and we also ask that you not visit our box office in person at this time.

As a non-profit organization, SCT depends both on its ability to host live performances and on your generous support to remain strong. Cancelling show dates, especially at a time when other opportunities to generate income are also cut off, brings very real financial consequences for a community theatre, and we appreciate your consideration and understanding during this challenging time for us, and for you.

No one believes in "the show must go on" more than us at SCT, and, with your continued patience and support, we'll be seeing you again as soon as safely possible at the Playhouse on Main. Until then, the ghostlight is lit. Stay healthy, and thank you!

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