CLEVELAND — As of Monday, all performances of "Ain't Misbehavin'" at the Great Lakes Theater are canceled due to the "unpredictable" nature of the current COVID-19 case surge.
"We are saddened to share the extremely difficult news that we must cancel our upcoming production of 'Ain’t Misbehavin’,' the theater announced in a press release and on its website on January 10.
"We have determined that the current status of COVID-19 makes it unpredictable for us to deliver this musical production on a consistent basis. We are committed to producing this fantastic show and wish to do so when the time is right."
The show was originally scheduled to run from February 11 through March 6.
Shows that have been previously scheduled for later runs, "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The 39 Steps," are not expected to be impacted at this time.
"Regarding the remaining productions in our 2021-22 season, we look to finish our season as planned with our productions of 'Much Ado About Nothing' in March and Alfred Hitchcock’s 'The 39 Steps' in May," a representative for the theater said. "We will continue to keep you apprised of developments and share definitive updates as they become available. The health and safety of patrons, artists, and staff remains Great Lakes Theater’s top priority."
"On behalf of all of us at Great Lakes Theater, we thank you for your understanding, loyalty, and continued extraordinary support as we navigate our new world of live theater. We have enjoyed the time spent with you during the first half of the season and look forward to gathering with you in the Hanna Theatre once again later in this season."
Patrons who had already purchased tickets for "Ain't Misbehavin'" can either donate those tickets, ask for an exchange credit, or a full refund. To choose one of these options, you can visit the Great Lakes Theater website, here.