URGENT – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
RE: Performance Dates & Venue Change – MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Four Seasons Musical Theatre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 12, 2019
On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, Four Seasons Musical Theatre was advised that the current strike in the Saanich school district was going to continue after failed negotiations between the parties involved broke down. With the strike directly impacting the scheduled performance dates of the Vancouver Island premiere of “Matilda the Musical’ it was determined at that time that a decision to pursue another venue was implemented in order to save the show from being formally postponed/cancelled.
Over the course of the next several days the producer, working on behalf of the Board of Directors of Four Seasons Musical Theatre made contact with more than 26 potential local venues but failed to find a suitable space that would accommodate the production needs and dates. Fortunately, the Vice Principal of Esquimalt High School, Vicki Roberts, took immediate action and diligently worked with her artistic staff to see if something could be done that would allow use of thier theatre for the production. With all parties working together over the last several days a determination was reached that in fact access to the space could work however, with some modifications to the performance dates.
In light of the above situation the following ‘original’ performances date has been removed from the schedule.
November 14, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Any and all guests who purchased a ticket to this performance is are kindly asked to please contact the Royal & McPherson Box Office, whether in person at #3 Centennial Square or by phone at 250.386.6121 for information on how to exchange your ticket and or, should you not be able to attend one of the other performances, request a refund.
All other dates remain as is
November 15, 2019 – 7:00 pm
November 16, 2019 – 2:00 pm
November 16, 2019 – 7:00 pm
November 22, 2019 – 7:00 pm
November 23, 2019 – 2:00 pm
November 23, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Furthermore, ALL patrons, regardless of the date attending, are hereby advised that ALL performances of the Vancouver Island premiere of ‘Matilda the Musical’ will NO LONGER be held at the Ridge Playhouse in Claremont Secondary School, but instead at the ESQUIMALT HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE (847 Colville Road).
Operators are standing by to receive your call or in person ticket exchange.
On behalf of the entire company of artists, production staff, and Board of Directors we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause however, the circumstances around the school strike prevent us from keeping the production in its originally scheduled location. It is our hope that those effected by the November 14th cancellation will be able to attend one of the other performances.
Should you wish to contact Four Seasons Musical Theatre directly please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or online via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsMusicalTheatre/
Mr. Anthony James
Executive Producer, Matilda the Musical
Four Seasons Musical Theatre