MSC OPAS | Season 47

A Message from Anne Black

On behalf of our OPAS staff, students and volunteers, I hope you are staying safe and healthy this summer.

What a difference a year makes. Typically, in the month of June, we, along with the team at the MSC Box Office, are busily processing season ticket orders and navigating seating maps. This summer though, we are participating in webinars and zoom calls with colleagues across the nation – as well as producers, artists and agents – discussing next steps for our arts presenting industry.

So, what is next? What can we expect once we can safely open the Rudder doors again? What’s in store for the 2020-21 season?

As you can imagine, there are several factors at play as our industry will certainly be one of the last to fully come back. The most important factor is the safety and health of you and our artists. As we plan and consider next steps, rest assured we are in lock-step with Rudder Theatre Complex team as well as public health officials at the university, city, county and state levels.

In speaking with producers of national tours – which we do on a weekly and sometimes daily basis - it quickly becomes obvious that there are currently no plans for Broadway shows to come out in the fall of 2020. The safety of artists is paramount for the producers and crowded tour buses aren’t the safest places to be for artists who travel from city-to-city. It is the hope of the industry that tours couldbe back on the road as early as the spring of 2021. At this time, that is the goal we are working towards.

In the meantime, we are in the process of considering what we’re calling a “Virtual Fall” OPAS season. We are in conversations with a variety of artists and agents to discuss performances that we can make available to you. We are in the planning process but would love to hear feedback about the possibility of enjoying streamed performances together. Please take this very quick, five question survey. Your responses will be a huge help to us as we consider this endeavor.

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Do you have accessible seating in your venues?
Wheelchair spaces and companion seats are available in Rudder Theatre and Rudder Auditorium. Patrons may purchase these seats online, in person, or over the phone. In Rudder Auditorium, the wheelchair landing is located along the aisle on Row H. Wheelchair seating and companion seating are also available in the Director’s Boxes on the second floor. In Rudder Theatre, wheelchair spaces and companion seats are located on Row A in the front and on Row P in the back.