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The Watertown Players theater group announces suspension of theater operations

Performance of “Aladin Jr.” will be rescheduled

In response to the unprecedented closure of Wisconsin Schools and out of an abundance of caution, the Watertown Players theater group is suspending our current operations at the Watertown Players Theater, located at 210 Water Street, in Watertown, Wisconsin. 

This closure is effective beginning March 16 and will extend until the operation of local school districts is resumed. This will necessitate the suspension of the ongoing production of “Aladdin Jr.”

“Our intention is to resume this production, and we will be working with our actors, directors, families, and suporters directly to reschedule and perform this exciting show as soon as it is prudent to do so,” said Jim Steffl, Watertown Players Board president. “Our actors and directors have worked very hard and will have a chance to perform,” Steffl said. 

The Watertown Players Board, the show’s directors and producers, and the actors, their families will work together to determine when the show will go on. 

Theater patrons who already have tickets are asked to hold on to them. Tickets that have already been purchased for Aladdin Jr. will be honored for the rescheduled performances.

“We will be following the lead of our community leaders, including the Watertown Health Department and the Watertown School District,” said Gabe Wollenburg, a board member with the Watertown Players. “We take the unprecedented action of suspending a performance with utmost consideration. Our belief and hope is that by embracing this temporary cessation, the longer-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic can be mitigated.”

The Fellowship Baptist Church Drama Troupe’s performance of “He Will Guide Our Every Step” being held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15th will be the last performance held at the Watertown Players Theater through April 6, 2020.  

The Watertown Players is a not-for-profit community theater troupe in Watertown, Wisconsin tha produces all range of theater for performers and audiences of all ages. The Watertown Players is dedicated to enriching the lives of those in watertown and its surrounding communities through creativity, expression and fun.