March 31, 2020 – Update
The revelry has to be postponed, but thankfully won’t be cancelled. The Cabaret has rescheduled the following performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
– Ball State University Next Generations Cabaret – Originally scheduled for Friday, April 17 (8PM); rescheduled for Friday, September 11 (8PM)
– Beth Leavel – Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18 (7PM and 9:30PM); rescheduled for Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 (both at 8PM)
– Andre De Shields – Originally scheduled for Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 (both at 8PM); rescheduled for Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 (both at 8PM)
– Eva Noblezada – Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25 (7PM and 9:30PM); rescheduled for Saturday, October 10 (7PM and 9:30PM)
– Telly Leung – Originally scheduled for Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 (both at 8PM); rescheduled for Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 (both at 8PM)
Ticket holders will not need to take any action unless they cannot attend the rescheduled date of the show for which they originally purchased tickets. Those ticket holders who cannot attend should contact The Cabaret box office at 317-275-1169 or firstname.lastname@example.org to exchange their tickets into a different show (pending availability). The usual exchange fee will be waived due to the circumstance.
Ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets for any of The Cabaret’s shows are encouraged to donate the value of their ticket to The Cabaret as a tax-deductible gift.
“The financial impact of a theatre needing to ‘go dark’ for several months is devastating,” says Shannon Forsell, Artistic Director and CEO. “Therefore, donations of any size are critical now more than ever. It may not seem like donating the price of your ticket will make much of a difference, but it truly does. The Cabaret – along with the entire local arts community – needs all the support they can get right now.”
The Cabaret wants to remind the community that they can help arts organizations ensure that general operations and staff salaries are supported during this time by making a tax-deductible charitable gift. Most organizations – including The Cabaret – can accept donations on their websites.
Tickets will be available to purchase for any shows with available inventory once current ticket holders have been helped. Those interested in purchasing tickets can stay up to date on shows and ticket availability via The Cabaret’s social media pages (@thecabaret on Facebook and Twitter, and @the.cabaret on Instagram) or The Cabaret’s website.
MARCH 16, 2020
Friends of The Cabaret:
The Cabaret’s staff and board want to ensure you that the health and well-being of our artists, patrons, volunteers, employees and community is our highest priority.
New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adopted today by both the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana asks that mass gatherings be limited to fewer than 50 people for the next eight weeks. As such, we are working to reschedule any performances that may be impacted during that timeframe and will contact affected ticket holders with details as they arise.
In the meantime, the following changes will take place immediately:
- The Next Generations Cabaret scheduled for Friday, April 17 has been rescheduled for Friday, September 11. Ticket holders do not need to notify The Cabaret unless they cannot attend the rescheduled date.
- For those unable to attend the rescheduled date:
- Tickets can be exchanged into an alternate 2020 performance (while supplies last).
- If those ticket holders do not wish to exchange their ticket into an alternate 2020 performance, The Cabaret asks that they please consider donating the value of their ticket to The Cabaret or applying it toward a gift certificate. (Donated tickets will be recognized as a tax-deductible gift and donors will be sent an acknowledgement letter.)
- Exchanges and donations can be made by calling the box office at 317-275-1169.
- For those unable to attend the rescheduled date:
- Until further notice, The Cabaret is waiving all ticket exchange fees.
- At this point in time, no action is needed from ticket holders for any other show. Ticket holders will be contacted as changes arise.
Also, please note that beginning Thursday, March 19, The Cabaret box office and administrative offices will be closed to the public with plans to reopen on Monday, March 30. (Dates subject to change.) Box office staff will still be available Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM at 317-275-1169 or email@example.com.
We know you will miss the fun, connection, and refined revelry you so enjoy here at The Cabaret, and we will miss you – our Cabaret family – as well. We’ll be keeping you updated and inspired, however, via e-blasts and social media. So be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
We also encourage you to keep in mind the financial impact that COVID-19 will have on the cultural institutions throughout our community. Organizations having to “go dark” due to unforeseen circumstances can be devastating to their artists, technicians, and staff.
You can help us (and other arts organizations) ensure general operations and staff salaries are supported during this time by making a tax-deductible charitable gift.
Please know that we are incredibly grateful for your patience, understanding, and support. We are confident that together, our community can remain strong as we navigate these uncertain times.
Wishing you health and peace,
Robert DeVoss, Board Chair
Shannon Forsell, Artistic Director & CEO