Live theater has been drastically affected by the pandemic and Beale Street Theater has seen the impact . Our production of “The Sound of Music” has been postponed for now. How do we produce live theater when we can’t have large gatherings? We need the income to pay our mortgage and continue our renovation plans for the theater building.
One solution we are moving forward with is using outdoor venues. We now have two productions planned for the stage area at Metcalfe Park. Social distancing can be done there and the spread of the virus is less likely in the open air setting. We are also looking forward to our annual Kingman Historic Ghost Tours. These tours are held outside, on the city streets of downtown Kingman with small groups of attendees being led from place to place to hear stories of Kingman’s history. Last year we added more theatrical aspects to the tour and plan to up that for this coming October.
As for the indoor venues, we are looking at producing smaller, inexpensive shows that allow for limited audience sizes.
We want all of our patrons to feel safe in the environments we create. We will do our best to keep our facilities clean and sanitized. Use of masks are encouraged in areas where physical distancing is difficult. Feel free to reach out to us with any concerns you may have and we will make accommodations where we can. Our volunteers and employees are encouraged to look for creative solutions to the difficult problems we all currently face.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for upcoming events as we continue to bring live theater to the Kingman community.