THE LATEST INFORMATION ON OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
Like you, we have been closely following the spread of COVID-19. TexARTS stands with our community leaders and is taking steps to slow the spread of the virus in accordance with the latest City of Lakeway ‘Declaration of Disaster’ and CDC guidance regarding gatherings of more than 10 people.
To best support your health and safety, along with that of our students, artists and staff, we are making the following adjustments to our academy performance schedule and classes should these bans be lifted on or before May 1, 2020:
Spring Musical Theatre Academy (MTA) performances of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Aladdin, Jr. are rescheduled.
We are keeping a close eye on recommendations from local, state, and federal authorities, and our plans are subject to change based on that advice. As of March 18, 2020, we plan to move forward with the following schedule:
- You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
New Performance Dates: Friday, May 8 at 7pm and Saturday, May 9 at 1 pm and 6pm
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 from 4:30p to 8:30pm
- Aladdin Jr.
New Performance Dates: Saturday, May 16 at 2pm and 6pm (Magic Carpet Cast)
and Sunday May 17 at 2pm and 6 pm (A Whole New Cast)
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
*For the moment, Ticket Sales have been taken offline while we take time to update the event times and dates. Ticket sales will resume for these events on or about April 6, 2020. Information regarding Ticket Exchanges/Cancellations for current ticket holders will come in a separate email.
Spring Academy Classes and Musical Theatre Academy rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
- Classes with enrollments of more than 9 students will be divided into 2 sections that will meet at the same time, but with a co-instructor and in a separate studio.
- The spring semester instruction will be extended to Friday, May 29th.
- Annual Academy Showcase is Cancelled
- MTA rehearsals will be divided into groups of nine and held in separate studios.
Summer Camps will begin as scheduled on Monday, May 26, 2020.
This COVID-19 crisis is greatly affecting arts organizations and the hundreds of people who rely on the Central Texas Area arts community for their well-being.
Even with our doors closed for a few weeks, we are making a commitment to pay our creative teams, instructors and our staff during this time. And even though the shows, rehearsals and classes cannot go on for a few weeks, our TexARTS family will persist. We always do and have for the past 15 years. We all will soon be back dancing, singing and acting in our studios and telling stories on our stage. In the meantime, we will miss having you in our studios and will look forward to the time where we can come together again.
If you share our commitment to the survival of performing arts and arts education programs in the Austin Area, we humbly ask you to make a contribution or enroll your student in one of our many summer camps.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time and we are committed to keeping you informed of changes and developments as this ever-changing situation unfolds.