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Grandstreet Theatre closed amid COVID-19 concerns

Concerns mount if they are closed past June
Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 10:31:06-04

For the first time in over 40 years, the doors at Grandstreet Theatre in Helena are closed, due to the ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

Managing Director Kal Poole says, their financial team confirmed they will be okay through June.

However, if they have to remain closed past June, they could potentially see some major cuts.

A lot of their student classes have moved online, but they did have to cancel some classes- such as the adult acting class.

They've also moved the opening date of 'Matilda', which was previously scheduled to debut on March 21st.

Poole says they're hoping to go on stage and perform 'Matilda' in front of a live audience sometime in June.

Most importantly, he's hoping to continue to receive the support of the community.

"For those of you who have tickets to 'Junie B. Jones', or are season pass holders, we're hoping that you would want to roll that into a donation, or to some sort of credit for a future show. We are staying upbeat at Grandstreet, we are staying pretty positive. I think there is a lot that we can do to brighten Helena, and elevate the human spirit," said Poole.

Jeff Downing, the Artistic Director, wrote "Although it’s difficult to know what the future holds, the Grandstreet team wants you to know that “the show WILL go on … eventually.”"

If you would like to donate to Grandstreet, you can find out more here .