Due to complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuacahn Center for the Arts has postponed its 2020 Broadway season until 2021.

After carefully examining a myriad of challenges resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak — and doing our utmost to navigate our way through those challenges — it has become increasingly clear that the best way to serve our Tuacahn patrons and our creative team is to press pause on our previously planned season — and to come back in 2021 stronger and better than ever. 

This difficult decision was reached only after extensively exploring a variety of options with the Actors’ Equity Association and local governmental authorities. With the safety and health of all involved at the forefront of our minds, we had hoped our efforts, including moving the opening date for our season to mid-July, would create a pathway to a successful, albeit shortened, season. However, on June 24, we received testing protocols from Actors Equity Association that could not be cost effectively implemented. We also are sensitive to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Utah and across the country. For these reasons, it became clear that we could not move forward with our planned season, and earlier today the Tuacahn Board of Directors made the tough decision to postpone the season to 2021. We appreciate the hard work put into this process by the actors’ union, our local health officials, and so many others.  We also are so grateful to our patrons for their patience and understanding.  Tuacahn exists for you.

“We are saddened by this news, particularly after doing everything in our power to preserve our season” said Kevin Smith, Tuacahn CEO. “However, we are confident the plans we have for the 2021 season will be worth the wait.” 

The Tuacahn fall concerts will proceed as planned beginning with Brian Regan on Oct 26-27.  The 2021 outdoor Broadway Season will bring forward the currently planned 2020 productions of Disney’s Beauty and the BeastAnnie, and The Count of Monte Cristo.  Plans are already underway to expand the 2021 season with some exciting surprises to be announced at a later date.

What if I already bought tickets?

If you currently have tickets for any of the 2020 shows, there are several options including: 

  • Trade your current ticket for a voucher for the same performance next season. This option guarantees your seat at this year’s price and all you need to do is book your new date for 2021 when it’s available.
  • Receive the value of your ticket order on a gift certificate that is good for any concert or Broadway show in the next 24 months. This way you don’t have to lock in your plans for next year just yet, and you have credit waiting for you to use at Tuacahn when you are ready. 
  • Donate the value of your ticket order back to Tuacahn as a tax-deductible gift.

To discuss all of the options available, you can call our friendly Tuacahn box office staff at 435-652-3300 or simply fill out our handy change form at www.tuacahn.org/changes and we will get back to you to confirm your changes.

Stuart
Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.