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An important update from Theatre and Dance at Wayne

Dear Friends,

On behalf of all of us in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, I hope each of you are safe during this time. Governor Whitmer has declared a state of emergency, recommending the cancelation of large gatherings, based on the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation of social distancing for the sake of public health.

You may have already read that, in response to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19, Wayne State University has cancelled in-person classes and we are moving to fully online teaching for the foreseeable future.

Following this guidance, the difficult but necessary decision has been made to cancel all remaining productions in our 2020-2021 season, including:

  • Bus Stop
  • Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical
  • Motor City Cabaret presents Do You Believe in Magic?
  • Stage Kiss
  • The Magic Kite and it’s school tour

We understand that you may be disheartened by this decision, as we are, but we truly appreciate your understanding that our first priority is the care and safety of our students and you, our guests.

What does this mean for your tickets to these two productions?

As patrons of university theatre, your ticket purchases support these students’ education beyond the stage. Allowing your ticket purchase to convert to a tax-deductible donation continues that support of our students and ensures that we can continue to offer quality entertainment and excellent education.

If you’d prefer to receive a refund, contact us at boxoffice@wayne.edu to request your refund. Please include the following in your email request:

✅ Name (as it appears on your ticket order)
✅ Address
✅ Date of Birth
✅ Amount Paid

If you elect not to contact us, we will send you a donation notification. It will take some time to coordinate these efforts. We appreciate your understanding.

We will keep you informed of future developments as we learn them. For now, please stay safe and follow the recommended actions provided by officials.

Due to the closure of all events, the Theatre and Dance at Wayne Box Office will temporarily be available by email only. Please contact us at boxoffice@wayne.edu with your inquiries.

Our Box Office is operating by email only. If you have an urgent question or concern, please write to boxoffice@wayne.edu.

Sincerely,

John Wolf
Chair and Executive Producer