COVID-19 Virus Updates
Updated: June 17, 2020 |
 11:45AM

Lights Out for Windsor Light Music Theatre’s 2020 Season – however, the Shows Must Go On! (Click for Media Release)

For over 72 years, the Windsor Light Music Theatre (WLMT) organization has been lighting up the local theatre scene with two full-scale musicals each year. Each musical production engages over 100 volunteers who share their time and talents, allowing them to showcase their skills on-stage, off stage and under the stage.

 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is unfortunately preventing WLMT from producing a main stage musical for the 2020 Season, backstage the WLMT Board of Directors is working tirelessly to come back strong with an exciting Season in 2021. This new Season will continue the excellence, spirit and energy that exemplifies WLMT and its productions, while also incorporating new safety and health procedures.

 

The WLMT Board of Directors looks forward to unveiling the 2021 Season.  Windsor Light is eager to return to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts with the “Broadway-calibre” productions they are known for in Windsor-Essex County. We look forward to welcoming all of our volunteers, patrons, sponsors, and it goes without saying, our loyal audience back to the theatre when the curtain rises again in 2021.

 

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April 8, 2020 | 9:00AM

Recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have created an unprecedented situation for theatre communities worldwide. As a result, in response to Federal and Provincial health authorities and for the safety of all our patrons, members, and staff, the Windsor Light Music Theatre Board of Directors has made several difficult decisions to do our part and reduce the potential spread.

After extremely careful deliberation, we, the Board of Directors regretfully announce the CANCELLATION of the upcoming productions of Beauty and the Beast Jr, originally scheduled for April 2020 and Chicago, planned for May 2020.

As a reminder, our Main Office remains closed to the public, however, Darren, the Managing Director, is still available by phone or email during our regular business hours. Much like all of you, the Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation closely over the coming weeks and months to determine when we will be able to reopen.

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Ticket Refund Information

Windsor Light Music Theatre operates as a not-for-profit theatre organization. For us, like many other local businesses and non-profits, this is a very challenging time for us financially. Therefore, we ask that you consider donating the value of your ticket(s) back to Windsor Light Music Theatre. You will be provided a tax receipt for your donation.

If instead you’d like to request a refund, here are your options:

  1. If you purchased tickets for Beauty and the Beast Jr or had preferred tickets for Chicago that were purchased through the Windsor Light Music Theatre Box Office:

    a. If your payment was Debit or Credit, you will be refunded back onto the same card that you made your payment with.

    b. If you paid by cash or cheque, you will receive a cheque refund sent to you in the mail
     

  2. If you purchased tickets for Chicago through The Chrysler Theatre Box Office, please call 519-252-6579 anytime Tuesday through Thursday from 11am-6pm or Friday through Saturday from 11am - 8pm.
     

*PLEASE NOTE: refunds will only be made upon request*


All WLMT Preferred Tickets Holders/ Sponsors:
In the coming days our office staff will be reaching out to you regarding your options for all Chicago tickets paid for in advance, and sponsorship package agreements.

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Again, out of an abundance of caution, WLMT is profoundly disappointed that we won’t be able to bring these fantastic productions to fruition. To the cast, crew, and creative teams, we thank you for all your time, dedication, hard work, love and passion you put in to bringing these stories to life. We understand how deeply upsetting this is for all of you, but know that we cherish every moment we had together, creating memories held onto for years to come.

To our faithful audience members, sponsors and donors, we thank you for your patience and understanding. When the time is right we look forward to seeing you back, supporting artists and local theatre as we continue to "bring Broadway" to you!


With your well-being at heart,
- Board of Directors

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April 4, 2020 | 9:55PM

Dear Members,

On March 16, 2020, the board sent out information concerning our organization and the restrictions that we need to follow to help stop the spread of Covid-19. An update was also sent out March 31st reminding everyone that our youth theatre production of Beauty and the Beast JR was postponed. 

Next week the board will be meeting to make some difficult decisions for the organization on how we can move forward. These decisions will all be subject to public health guidelines and restrictions set in place by the government. All decisions made are for the safety of our members, our families and our community.

We understand these are trying and turbulent times. We value your support and patronage, and want to make sure we do our best for you in a safe and timely manner.

Updated information will be sent to you next week.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

Respectfully,

Gerry Turmel
President WLMT

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March 31, 2020 | 9:02PM

As per our latest update regarding Covid-19, this is a reminder that our production of Beauty and the Beast Jr that was originally scheduled for this upcoming weekend is POSTPONED.

For those who had already purchased tickets, please note that the following options are available to you:

Option A: A full refund via cash or credit card. To arrange for your refund please call 519-974-6593 during our regular office hours of email info@windsorlight.com

Option B: You can hold onto your tickets and exchange them for the postponed show (Dates still TBD)

Option C: Windsor Light Music Theatre Members may choose to use their ticket payment as an available credit for future use (TShirts, Membership dues, etc).

We thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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March 16, 2020 | 9:45PM

Following new recommendations from the public health department, and in an effort to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, Windsor Light Music Theatre will temporarily close its doors at 10:00 p.m. this evening (March 16, 2020) through Sunday, April 5.

As such, all rehearsals, public engagements, and construction/crew work is to be cancelled effective immediately; including but not limited to marketing events, i.e. Chicago Poster Run, youth programming, scenic design, carpentry, set design, props, etc.

During this time, WLMT Administrative staff will be available by phone or email during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at:

 

519-974-6593

info@windsorlight.com


Please stay tuned for more information that will be made available in the next coming days and weeks. For the most up to date information about the COVID-19 Virus please visit the WECHU website by clicking here.

With your well-being at heart,


-The WLMT Board of Directors

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Phone:  519.974.6593

Toll-free: 1.800.887.3630

Email: info@windsorlight.com

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