It is with great regret that I have to inform you that we have officially cancelled our production of “Matilda, The Musical” at Mona Shores High School, here in Muskegon, Michigan.
Although with high hopes we kept pushing our dates forward since the March 13th shutdown of all Michigan schools, we realize we are forced to outright cancel at this point. As you know, nearly everything artistic from amatuer to professional productions, concerts and festivals of every type have been cancelled well into fall here in West Michigan and even our school is still closed at the present moment, even to staff.
And, after sending out a survey recently to all of our cast, we realized that we no longer have total buy in from them, and many are seniors who are now about to embark on new jobs and experiences or have families who don’t consider doing this production to be safe for their kids. Lastly, even if things were to open up a bit more by July, we would still have to limit our audience sizes and that, coupled with the loss of income from having to cancel our spring “Pop Go the Sailors” show and our annual “Young Americans” Summer Music Camp, we simply cannot afford to do the production any longer, as much as it pains us all. Needless to say, our students, families, friends and artistic staff are devastated.
Therefore, Mona Shores High School Choir regrets that Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” must be cancelled due to recent concerns for the health and safety of our community due to COVID-19. We ask you to consider donating your ticket purchase to support our program. If you would like to offer your purchase as a donation, no further action is needed. If you require a refund or would like to offer some of your tickets as a donation and refund some, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a refund request. I must warn you that the ShowTix ticket fee charges are non-refundable and I apologize for that in advance but it is beyond my control. Please make this request at your earliest convenience, as we will be officially closing down our ShowTix4u.com box office for this production on Sunday, June 21st at 7:00 pm.
We truly appreciate your patience and your continued support, and we look forward to better times in theater ahead!