The Actor’s Theater show is on hiatus after positive COVID-19 tests

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Actor’s Theater of Charlotte Executive Director Chip Decker introduces Rock The Barn site for the Summer and Fall Rock Music Series.

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With a week to go until the show ends, the Actor’s Theater in Charlotte canceled remaining performances of “Rock of Ages” as well as the upcoming musical “Head over Heels” on Friday after two cast members were vaccinated. tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release, the theater company expressed concern about the highly contagious delta variant of CVOVID-19 and the need to do what was best for the health and safety of its company and cast members. public.

The decision to scrap the shows was made “due to two breakthrough cases of Covid-19 in people vaccinated since last weekend’s performances,” the theater said. Concerns about the health and safety of the cast, crew and audience, along with the current rise in COVID-19 cases led to the move. “As a fully immunized company, ATC wants to dedicate the appropriate time and resources to COVID safety.”

actors theater The musical “Rock of Ages” was the first show of its outdoor summer series at The Barn at MoRA, which was due to run until August 21. “Head Over Heels” was slated for September 1-25. Rehearsals had already started.

“We don’t think it’s safe or smart to continue the show given CDC guidelines and an overabundance of caution. We are extremely disappointed for everyone involved,” executive director Chip Decker said in the press release. “The impact that COVID continues to have on our industry is devastating.”

Ticket holders for “Rock of Ages” and “Head Over Heels” will be contacted.

There are no plans to cancel “The Rocky Horror Show,” which is slated to open in October.

“A decision will be made in the near future as to the likelihood of presentation or cancellation based on Covid, the spread of the Delta variant and current local, state and federal mandates,” the statement read.


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