"...THE FOOTLIGHTS THEATRE IS A SAFE AND HEALTHY VENUE!"
We have been Maine State Approved for Covid-19 Prevention since July, 2020.
We have met and surpassed all restrictions, guidelines and protocol.
VACCINES: We ask that all patrons be vaccinated 2X's to attend any event at The Footlights Theatre. A booster shot is highly encouraged as well.
MASKS: Masks must be worn at all times. A free one will be provided should not have one.
We are at performing to 75% capacity (55 Seats)
Our new HEPA air purifier / sanitizer systems with medical grade filtration for the theater, will continue to be “on” throughout the performance.
The entire theater continues to be professionally disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned by a cleaning service. All theater seats, bathrooms, lobby, on stage and backstage areas are disinfected, sanitized and cleaned after every performance.
Hand sanitizer is available and encouraged throughout the theater. We will take temperatures with a non-contact thermometer if needed.
Productions last no more than 90 minutes and there is no intermission during any production. Bathrooms have flushable toilet seat covers and are stocked with disinfecting wipes, spray, and hand sanitizer.
Our actors, one tech person and one house manager/box office person are fully vaccinated with a booster shot. We closed the Footlights Theatre on March 13th, 2020, halfway through the run of a sold-out show, and with a major musical in rehearsals. It has been beyond stressful ever since. We survive primarily on box office receipts, so with no show, there was no box office which meant no income. Thankfully, we reopened July 17th, 2020 after going above and beyond all required (and expensive) restrictions, guidelines and protocol. It brought in some very much needed cash flow- but it's been our patrons and donors that have been extremely generous in helping us keep the theater venue open with their contributions. Without them, we would have had to close permanently. The Footlights Theatre, now opening its 9th season, has stressfully survived on limited seating capacity- sometimes we sold out, sometimes we played to less than 10 people or no one. But we have kept the theater from closing. There is no extra money, but the doors did not and will not close- we will not be a covid casualty.
As we continue to vaccinate and make safe and healthy choices, there is now a light at the proverbial end of the tunnel- normalcy (whatever that is) has resumed as best as it can- even during this current variant. BUT, until it's completely over... Stay safe… stay healthy... and please, come back to the theater and enjoy a show- we have done and will do everything possible to make it a safe and healthy experience... we welcome you back to the theater and look forward to seeing you again.
Michael J. Tobin Executive Artistic Director The Footlights Theatre 190 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME. 04105 (207) 747-5434 email@example.com www.thefootlightstheatre.com
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