Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 07, 2020 07:26 PM
Created: July 07, 2020 07:21 PM
When the curtain comes up next month at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, it will mark the first time since the coronavirus pandemic erupted that equity actors will perform for a live audience anywhere in the United States.
The curtain comes up on the musical "Godspell" August 6.
As you might imagine, there will be quite a few scenery changes when theatergoers get there. They involve on stage changes and audience changes.
To begin with, the performance will take place under a tent in the parking lot.
There will be a reduced crowd size, only about 75 to 100 audience members allowed at each performance.
In addition, temperature scans will done when people enter the theater and masks will be required. A doctor and nurse will be on duty for all performances.
Learn more about how the theater got the green light to re-open by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.
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