April 28, 2020
RAINBOW STAGE ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF OUR 2020 SEASON
DUE TO COVID 19
“Musicals take you to another world. And give you a little tune to carry with in your head, you know?
A little something for when you’re feeling blue.”
– Man in Chair, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Dear Rainbow Stage Family,
It is with great regret that due to COVID-19 we announce the cancellation of Rainbow Stage’s 2020 season.
The health of our patrons, artists, students and staff are paramount and the current government and public health directives have made it clear that it is not possible for us to gather safely.
Over the last 65 years, Rainbow Stage has brought the magic of musical theatre to Manitobans in the majestic setting of Kildonan Park and it is hard to imagine a summer without it.
“Rainbow Stage is a family made up of generations of Manitobans who are all connected by a theatre unlike any other in the country. As members of that family, the decision of the Board of Directors to cancel the 2020 season was a difficult one and made with the health and safety of every one of you in mind. When we gather again under the dome in 2021 we will do so with a new appreciation for what we’ve shared over the last 65 years and we will look forward with a profound gratitude for what’s possible in the next 65. Thank you for being a member of the family.”
-Adrian Frost, CHAIR OF THE RAINBOW STAGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PLEASE STAY CONNECTED
Follow us on Social Media as we share our love for musical theatre, our artists that continue to entertain us and the new ways that we can all share our love for Rainbow Stage.
We have turned our sights to the summer of 2021 with our company’s Past, Present and Future in our hearts. We look forward to sharing our 2021 season with you as soon as it comes into focus. Whatever 2021 has in store, we can promise that the gardens will be in bloom and the musicals will be magical.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Patrons who purchased tickets for our 2020 Season have the following options
- Convert your Purchase into a Donation to Rainbow Stage and receive a tax receipt in recognition of your generous support. Your donation will assist Rainbow Stage in delivering our high-quality productions and our education and community support programs.
- Pay it Forward by transferring your purchase to our 2021 Season via Flex Tickets and be the first in line to book seats once dates are announced.
- Request a Refund via the original payment method, if that is best for you.
In order to facilitate the donation, transfer or refund process, we are asking all patrons to complete our Patron Options Form and submit it by May 8, 2020.
Click on this link to fill out your Patron Options Form.
Our Box Office staff will begin following up with patrons on May 8, 2020. We appreciate your patience while we gather and process all of our patrons’ requests as we continue to work from home.
LOOK FOR THE RAINBOW
Born out of the 1950’s flood, Rainbow Stage has roots in Kildonan Park as deep as its mightiest oak. We are built to weather storms and when this storm passes look for Rainbow Stage to emerge, signaling a new dawn.
“When all the clouds darken up the skyway
There’s a Rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane.
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain…”
– Dorothy Gale, THE WIZARD OF OZ
Artistic Director – Rainbow Stage