In accordance with Governor Mike Dewine’s March 12th Executive Order, we have postponed the following events and are working to reschedule:
Rock of Ages, March 14th and 15th
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra “Mash-Up” concert on March 21st
Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings “Spring Concert” on March 22nd
Neos’ Carmina Burana on March 28th
Daniel Tiger Live! April 2nd
Information on the rescheduled dates for these performances will be distributed as soon as it becomes available. We are cognizant of the impact that cancelling or postponing an event has on our patrons, particularly those who may not be able to attend a rescheduled event. With this in mind, patrons who have purchased tickets to a cancelled or postponed event will be contacted directly by a member of our Box Office staff to discuss their options.
As a not-for-profit organization, we rely heavily on ticket revenue to support over 60% of our operations, so we do not take the decision to cancel or postpone performances lightly. There is no doubt that the cancellation of this month’s performances will put a significant financial strain on the Renaissance. In addition, as a professional producer, orchestra, and venue, the effect of changing our schedule is far-reaching: the cancellation of just the two weekends listed above represents the loss of a paycheck for 89 performing artists.
“Creativity takes courage,” Matisse said. These are challenging times for all of us. In the midst of it, we see the opportunity to come together (but at a safe distance!) and show the true power of the arts, and we’ll be doing just that in the coming days. Stay tuned to our social media pages for this exclusive content.
Despite the challenges presented by the current pandemic, providing a safe environment for our patrons, performers, volunteers, and staff is always a top priority for the Renaissance – even more so today. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards in every arena and grounded in our mission to provide the enduring power of arts entertainment and education to our community. Like so many others, we are taking this unprecedented situation one day at a time, so it is our hope that no further cancellations will need to occur, and that “the show will go on” sooner rather than later!
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Chelsie Thompson, President, Renaissance Performing Arts