covid-19 & PRODUCTION UPDATE

To our DMYAT Family & Friends - 

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

We told you this spring that the safety and well-being of our DMYAT families is our top priority.  That remains true.  We have exhausted all possible options to mount this production safely, including a virtual production (rights are not available to produce this show virtually due to the film adaptation).  In this case, an old theater adage has proven false: without our students in a room together and a live, in-person audience, the show cannot go on.

We are sure this news comes as a disappointment to you as it is to us.  Rest assured, that while DMYAT remains dark a bit longer than we hoped, we have not stopped working behind the scenes.  We are using this time to raise funds, plan ahead, and emerge a stronger, more sustainable organization on the other end. 

For those of you who purchased tickets to the originally-scheduled production, expect an email from Des Moines Performing Arts in the coming days.  You will have the option to receive a refund or donate your ticket cost to Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre.  If you are able, we hope you consider donating to help us offer a rich, vibrant theater home for your family when we reopen. 

We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

DMYAT Board of Directors 


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