To our valued StoryBook community...

Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) StoryBook Theatre

May 15, 2020

To our valued StoryBook community,

We want to thank you all for your patience, understanding, and support in these unprecedented times.  These last two months have been a measure of the human spirit and a testament to the value of community and the work we do.  In an irony not lost on us, the pandemic has brought to light the incredible “everyday heroes” that make StoryBook what it is and the value in being pushed to our “growing edge”, which are the themes for our current and next season.

Over the last month, we have been rediscovering what it means to create theatre and its impact on our community of artists and the 50,000+ Calgarians that choose to share StoryBook with their family and friends.  It is because of this, we are announcing that the StoryBook Board of Directors and I have decided to stand tall and continue to create opportunities for our community to connect.

This Monday, May 18th at 1 pm, StoryBook will unveil plans to move forward with our 2020/21 Season and revised Theatre School programming live on Facebook following our daily talk show, Everyday HEROES @ Home.

One of the most important things we can offer at this time is an enriched sense of community.  While we know moving forward will not be in the traditional format, we do know it is the best decision for our organization and community as a whole. 

We have thought long and hard about what this means and we want to assure everyone that the safety of our casts, crew, staff, and patrons is paramount and will always take priority as we look forward throughout our planning.  

Over the next few days, we will be reaching out to all our patrons affected by the postponement and cancellations of our programming due to COVID-19 and let them know what they can expect as we move forward.

Season 44 is appropriately themed “On the Growing Edge”, and 2020/21 will challenge us in ways have we never dreamed of before.  We are excited by the possibility of what could and will be, including how we get to connect with you; whether that be in person, online, or something in between.   

Finally, as a non-profit organization, we are grateful for your understanding in this difficult and unprecedented time. No one could plan for the situation we find ourselves in, but we will continue to adapt and are hopeful that you will be excited to support this new chapter of StoryBook programming.​

Thank you again for your continued patronage and we look forward to sharing the magic of theatre with you.

Please join us on Monday for our Season update.  

Sincerely,

JP Thibodeau
Artistic Producer
StoryBook Theatre Society

April 4, 2020

To our valued StoryBook community,

​We want to thank you all for your patience, understanding and support in these unprecedented times.  The whirlwind of theatre life has almost come to a halt but we are doing all we can to keep our chins up and persevere waiting for the time we can shine the lights on our stage again. 


We have been receiving some emails from patrons who may not have received our March 17th email.  We decided it might be time for an updated, so here is where things are for our programming and with StoryBook in general.

STORYBOOK BOX OFFICE & OPERATIONS
StoryBook box office & operations are closed until further notice.  As such, we will not be able to respond to any emails or calls relating to suspended, cancelled or postponed programming. Upon our return, we will be able to better assess the situation and at that time provide all our patrons with an informed response and plan of action. Below is a listing of all our programming, their status and actions being taken at this time.

TICKET HOLDERS
All StoryBook production have been postponed.  Therefore all tickets for any postponed programming will be valid for the rescheduled dates. We will not be making any changes to tickets at this time.  You will be notified of the new dates when the time presents itself to reschedule.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS/PD DAY CLASSES
All Spring Break Camps & PD Day Classes have been cancelled.  All cancelled programs have been automatically credited to the purchasers account for use for any future StoryBook programming, including theatre tickets and Theatre School classes.

SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAMMING
At this time we have not made any decisions relating to the status of our summer programming.  It is, of course our hope that we may be able to maintain our summer programming in some capacity which at this time is yet to be determined.

2020/21 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
At this time were are evaluating the appropriate timing to offer patrons the opportunity to take part in the 2020/21 SEASON. When a decision has been made we will make sure to inform our patrons.

As a non-profit organization we thank you for your support in this difficult and unprecedented time. We look to you for your compassion and understanding in knowing that no one could plan for the situation we find ourselves in today.

​We thank you for your patronage and understanding and look forward to sharing the magic of theatre with you once again.

Thank you.
JP Thibodeau
Artistic Director

March 17, 2020

To our valued StoryBook community,

We have been watching the COVID-19 situation closely as the health and safety of our employees and patrons are our number one priorities. During these uncertain times, StoryBook has been working incredibly hard to make the best decisions for all who participate and attend our programming.

With the announcement prohibiting Albertans from attending all recreational and entertainment facilities, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone, cancel or suspend all StoryBook programming as well as offices & operations, until further notice.

As such, we will not be able to respond to any emails or calls relating to suspended or postponed programming. Upon our return, we will be able to better assess the situation and at that time provide all our patrons with an informed response and plan of action.

Anyone who was registered in any upcoming programs or those with tickets to any of our upcoming productions would have been sent an email on Tuesday, March 17th at 5pm.  If for some reason you did not receive this email, we do apologize. the same information can be found here on this page. 

As a non-profit organization we are asking for your support in this difficult and unprecedented time. We look to you for your compassion and understanding that no one could plan for the events put before us all.

We thank you for your patronage and understanding and look forward to sharing the magic of theatre with you once again.

Thank you.
JP Thibodeau
Artistic Director

PROGRAM STATUS & INFORMATION
The following is a listing of all our programming categorized by current status.

CANCELLED PROGRAMMING
All cancelled programs will be automatically credited to the purchasers account for use for any future StoryBook programming, including theatre tickets and Theatre School classes.

  • Spring Act Up

  • Spring Let's Create a Play

  • Spring Musical Theatre For Teens

  • Spring Musical Theatre For Adults

  • Spring Break Camp - CBE

  • Spring Break Camp - CCSD

  • PD Day Camps

POSTPONED PROGRAMMING
All tickets for postponed programming will be valid for the rescheduled dates. You will be notified of those dates as soon as possible. At this time all regular ticket policies apply.

  • Frog & Toad the Musical

  • Big Fish the Musical

  • Student Summer Intensive Program (SSIP) Spring Awakening will delay its's start to May 22 tentatively

SUSPENDED PROGRAMMING
All suspended programming will recommence as soon as possible. The situation will be assessed weekly and any updates or changes to classification will be communicated via email.

  • Spotlight Junior

  • Spotlight Senior

CLOSURES
All StoryBook offices will be closed until further notice.

  • Theatre School Office

  • Accounting Office

  • Administration Office

  • Production Office

  • Box Office

March 15, 2020

StoryBook is evaluating all upcoming course, productions and programs and will update our patronage following our board meeting happening on Monday, March 16th at 7pm.  Please allow us time to plan accordingly.

March 12, 2020

Performances of The Neverending Story for this weekend will continue as scheduled. StoryBook Theatre operates out of the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre which houses a theatre of just 180 seats. Additional hand sanitation stations have been added to the facility as well as additional measures and practices for all patrons in attendance. 

Those patrons exhibiting symptoms or who may be sick are strongly encouraged to exchange their tickets in advance for a future date. Regular StoryBook ticketing policies are in effect which can be found here:
https://www.storybooktheatre.org/tickets-policies--information-

Todays Alberta Health Announcement can be found here:
https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=6980324A5B1B0-BC2C-40A8-A6AD9E30E3189425&fbclid=IwAR14EfHcf8594xBInyOCQxT4jr1WsoMu7xlpb93FfCL8eXN7Xidg9ZG6naE

March 11, 2020


StoryBook Theatre takes concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to check and follow the most up-to-date Alberta Health Services, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Government guidance on the virus. At this time, the risk to Alberta is still assessed as low. You can monitor this status by visiting albertahealthservices.ca. At this time, there have been no changes to our upcoming production schedule for the 2019/2020 season.

In addition, we have increased our cleaning regime, with special attention on our door handles, seating in the theatre space and high-volume areas.   We have also made some modifications to our programming to promote safe practices, one such change is the removal of autograph lines post-show.  Instead, we will offer a 10-minute talkback where patrons will be invited to ask questions of the actors.

Please be assured that the safety and health of our staff and visitors is StoryBook's top priority. We will be continuing to monitor the status of the situation and implementing any new recommendations set by the aforementioned governing bodies. Be sure to check this page for updates surrounding our coronavirus (COVID-19) measures as they become available, and follow us on all of our social media platforms for the latest.

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