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Ocala Civic Theatre alters schedule amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Ocala Civic Theatre has canceled or rescheduled several events during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Those include:

  • “Father of the Bride” has been canceled.
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been cancelled for the current season. The theatre will produce the play as part of the 2021-22 season.
  • “Bridadoon” has been rescheduled and will open on July 8.
  • The “79 For 70” world record attempt has been postponed until further notice.
  • The youth production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been postponed until further notice.
  • Spring 2020 classes have been canceled. Those who had previously enrolled in classes may donate their tuition back to the theatre if they choose to do so. The Education Department is exploring options to offer virtual versions of these classes, which students may still participate in remotely at no cost.
  • Summer 2020 youth programs will be adjusted as more information becomes available, with the hope of offering at least one performance camp.

Further updates will be posted on the theatre’s website at www.ocalacivictheatre.com and on its Facebook page.

Current subscribers and ticket holders are currently being contacted regarding these schedule changes. Please contact the box office with further questions. The box office is currently available at (352) 236-2274 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Because of the show cancellations and postponements, the theatre is anticipating a financial loss of more than $300,000 for the 2019-20 season. Those with tickets can help by donating them back to the theatre and/or making a financial donation.

For either of those options, go to theatre’s website and click the link on the homepage.

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