COVID concerns causes Cowan Center to cancel all but two shows

COVID concerns causes Cowan Center to cancel all but two shows
Performers with the touring Ray Charles tribute show "Georgia On My Mind" sing and dance. "Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles" is one of only two shows that were not cancelled for the remainder of the UT Tyler Cowan Center's 2020-2021 season. (Source: Courtesy image)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The majority of remaining shows in the 2020-2021 season for the The University of Texas at Tyler Cowan Center will be cancelled, leaving only two performances still on the books.

Susan Thomae-Morphew, executive director for the Cowan Center, announced recently that The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center will no longer host many of these shows due to cancelled tour dates, leaving only the April 22-23 performances of “Menopause The Musical” and the May 11 performance of “Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” on the calendar.

“Like many other sectors, the performing arts industry has faced a year of unprecedented changes, and while we had hoped to quickly return to doing what we love most – bringing the world’s stage to Tyler – it appears we will have to wait a little longer to welcome you back to the Cowan Center,” said Thomae-Morphew.

In order to continue with these performances as planned, certain arrangements and precautions will be put into place. The current audience for “Menopause the Musical” will be separated into two nights to accommodate social distancing.

“We are touched and deeply grateful for the loyalty and understanding throughout the many challenges of 2020,” said Thomae-Morphew. “As we look toward the brighter days of next year, we will re-light the stage as soon as it is safe for our artists and patrons.”

The Cowan Center box office has re-opened. For ticket information, contact the Cowan Center box office at 903-566-7424.

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