Dear Patrons & Friends of Elm Street Cultural Arts Village,
There have been continuous changes happening in our community due to COVID-19. As we are certainly included in this, we wanted to provide an update on what some of our programming looks like going into 2021.
Elm Street has made the following changes to its programming:
We have been informed that someone involved in the production of Freaky Friday has tested positive for COVID-19. Please know that we have taken great care and precaution in keeping the building clean and sanitized during and after every rehearsal and continued use of masks whenever in the building since we re-opened in May. In order to ensure the health and safety of our students, parents, volunteers, guests, and staff, ALL of the cast, crew, and creative/production team will be tested before moving forward with the production. Additionally, we will be conducting a deep clean of the building prior to the production resuming and have been in frequent communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health to ensure we are taking the necessary steps to move forward safely.
Due to the loss in time for finishing the production, we do not foresee being able to perform the show next weekend as originally anticipated. We are planning to postpone the show one weekend, March 19th-21st pending comfort and safety from the cast, team, and parents. All ticket buyers have been informed of this change via email this morning (Friday, March 5th.)
Thank you very much for your care and support. We hope that we can safely return and continue this production as soon as we are all able to. We will continue to keep you updated and look forward to sharing this story safely.
Additionally, due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with postponing Freaky Friday, we are unable to produce our March performances of iThink Improv Troupe and The Lasting Laugh as originally scheduled. All ticket buyers have been informed of this change via email as well. However, we are going to be offering a digital show with iThink Improv on Friday, March 26th at 8:00pm EST that will be streamed live to our Facebook page for free! Keep an eye out for more details to come!
While we are cautiously optimistic for the coming months, we want to ensure that when we provide our programs we are still showing stewardship of your support and keeping your health and safety as the highest priority. For now, the environment to best tell these fantastic stories is not the safest environment for our audiences. We do look forward to producing these and other shows that we’ve postponed and using these stories to positively impact our community through the arts.
Here’s what you need to know:
*NEW* Small, safe, and spaced comedy nights with iThink Improv as well as guest comedians hosted by Jessica It’s All Good (LIVE & DIGITAL option) ADDED now through July
Freaky Friday ➡️ Postponed 3/19 – 3/21
26 Pebbles ➡️ Postponed to TBD Season
Sister Act ➡️ Postponed to TBD Season
March iThink Improv Troupe & The Lasting Laugh show ➡️ Cancelled
*NEW* iThink We’re Online? A Digital Improv Comedy Show ➡️ ADDED 3/26
If you already have tickets to Freaky Friday, they will automatically be transferred to the new dates. If you already have tickets for the March performances of iThink Improv Troupe or The Lasting Laugh, they have been automatically transferred to the April performance.
These were not easy decisions to come to, as so many of our community members are impacted by the arts.
However, we are all about community and will continue to act in the best interest of our guests. These are the steps we have taken:
- We have contacted all ticket buyers explaining the situation and have offered options to either exchange or donate the value of their ticket(s) as a tax-deductible donation
- We have developed COVID-19 protocols and procedures for our events we can safely do and will update as necessary
If you have any questions (and for fastest answers), please email email@example.com.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on a combination of ticket sales and donations to be able to provide a wide variety of arts programming to our community and ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to allow our programming continue.
We will continue to provide updates on how the outbreak impacts the rest of our programming. We miss getting to connect with you through powerful stories and cannot wait to see you soon. Thank you for your continuous support and understanding as we navigate what our programming looks like.
Additional Information & Health Resources
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Georgia Department of Public Health
World Health Organization
COVID-19 Ticket Policy
As you make your personal decisions around your visit to Elm Street please be aware of our ticket policies.
Exchange: Contact the Box Office to exchange your tickets for another performance date or for a return visit later in the season (subject to ticket availability). All exchanges are based on the value of your original tickets.
Donate: Show your support for the power the arts can have in a community and donate the value of the tickets back to Elm Street, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your support is important to our ongoing ability to produce impactful and relevant art in our community.
Please call the Box Office at 678-494-4251 should you have any questions.
This post is the most recent information available. Programming concerning other events previous or during this time may be found in this recent post. However at this time, future programming not mentioned in this post is still planned. We will continue to keep a close watch on the situation as it develops. Thank you for your understanding.