Spring Musical - Canceled
Reported by jason_schmidtgall@Ipsd.org on 4/8/20
April 7, 2020
Dear Addams Family Cast and Crew,
It is with heavy hearts that we must officially announce cancellation of the 2020 WVHS production of The Addams Family. We have been trying to remain optimistic that current events would allow us to get back to school and showcase our amazing students, but as you all know, we are not scheduled to return to school until after our performances would have ended.
While we did discuss the possibility of somehow performing portions of the show at a later date, we do not feel that is feasible for a variety of reasons.
With the loss of ticket revenue, it is important to get our maximum refund from the show’s distributor. We would lose that if we continued with a performance of any kind.
We cannot guarantee that we would have access to our auditorium to hold a performance. If we are back in May as we hope, there will be many events needing access to that space.
Most importantly, we feel we owe it to students to allow them to focus on eLearning and not continue to work to memorize lines, songs, etc. for a show that we cannot guarantee will happen. Again, if we get back to school in May, students will likely be very busy wrapping up the semester. We do not want this to be a source of stress for anyone.
The staff is incredibly appreciative of the time and effort already expended. We are extremely disappointed for everyone involved in this production, but especially our seniors who have been such an important part of the WVHS Theater program for the past four years. We wish we could offer you the culminating experience you deserve.
Please take care of yourselves during this challenging time and stay connected with school, family, and friends. We intend to celebrate our seniors at a later date and look forward to returning with a vengeance with a new show in 2021!