The performing arts have been one of the hardest hit industries by the COVID-19 pandemic. Live theatre venues were the first to close, and will be among the last to reopen. NRTG has worked tirelessly during this time to ensure that we come through this difficult event with the resources we need to continue to entertain, educate, and enrich the community we have served for nearly 100 years.
Now we are on the path to reopening! Broadway has announced that it will reopen at 100% capacity in September. COVID numbers are on the decline while vaccinations are on the rise. We are confident that we will be open again this September, and we have begun the enormous task of preparing the organization to once again open our doors and light our stage!
We are still committed, however, to the safety of our patrons and staff. We will be following all CDC and State guidelines, and will work hard to make this a worry free experience for everyone.
This commitment to safety will require NRTG to once again invest in our theatre. There will be expenses with the reopening, and though these investments won't offer a monetary payback, they will repay us every time we come to the Playhouse with the peace of mind that we have successfully reopened, and are keeping everyone safe.
To that end, we have started this campaign "The Intermission Ends" to help us with the expenses of reopening. It has been more than 66 weeks since we were able to put on a performance, or do anything other than fundraising to bring funds into the organization. We have found that the generousity of this community from individuals to foundations to corporations has been incredible during this difficult time. Thanks to the assistance that they have offered, we will be making it through this year and a half long intermission.
Won't you be part of the community that has helped us time and again during this unprecendented pandemic? Please donate today and help us reopen our doors safely. The money raised here will go to making certain that we have everything that is required, and everything we need to offer a fun, entertaining, and worry free experience for this incredible community.