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Neptune Theatre postpones summer shows

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Neptune Theatre has decided to postpone its summer series of productions: The Argyle Street Kitchen Party (August 4-30) and The Rocky Horror Show (July 14 -August 30) for the health and safety of its patrons and staff.

“This was a difficult decision in terms of the impact on the theatre, the artists and crews, but a necessary and important step in the best interest and well being of our community,” said Jeremy Webb, Neptune’s artistic director. 

“I take some comfort that these are postponements,“ emphasized Webb.  “We look forward to welcoming the amazing cast and crew of both shows to our stages.” 

Due to popular demand, Neptune is exploring ways of programming Billy Elliot: The Musical, in addition to the line-up of shows for the upcoming season. The Tony-award winning musical was originally set to open April 17, but was postponed due to the pandemic.  Guidance from public health officials will determine when Neptune can safely reopen and the corresponding line-up of productions for the 2020-2021 Season. 

Neptune is exploring new ways to offer theatre experiences and to connect with the community online. Tuesday to Friday evenings at 8:30 p.m., on Neptune’s Facebook and YouTube channels, artistic director Jeremy Webb presents Off the Leash; a show that features special guests who join him for a well-rounded chat about their experiences at Neptune, their careers, their memories of the theatre and the future.  The theatre school is also offering a range of programming on several social media platforms.