Though the coronavirus has stalled various events throughout the summer, companies such as the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO) are more than prepared to go forth with regular production next summer at the Benedum Center.
The CLO is carefully preparing for its 2021 summer musical season, starting by extending this year’s season subscription into next year. According to the Pittsburgh CLO website, regular season ticket holders are able to claim two tickets for any musical production from next June to August.
The show lineup for next summer includes the following: Jersey Boys from June 1-6, Kinky Boots from June 15-20, A Chorus Line from June 22-27, The Drowsy Chaperone from July 6-11, Sister Act from July 20-25, and Godspell from August 3-8.
Each show will run for six days from Tuesday to Sunday.
Weekdays have 7:30 p.m. showings, Fridays have them at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays have two showings at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday’s show, however, will start half an hour earlier.
To those who purchased tickets this summer and were not able to put them to use, there is no extra fee to transfer shows for the next season, with the exception of Jersey Boys.
A gift certificate form was sent out to season ticket holders, which allows audience members to select the show of their choice alongside the date and time.
This gift certificate is good for one or two tickets for any one show from the summer 2021 season.
Along with this, those interested in newly subscribing to the premium ticket packages can do so now, which can save anywhere from 15% to 35% collectively.
According to the website, ticket holders can enjoy a six-show premium seating package, which reserves the same seat for all six shows, or the three-show premium seating package, which allows reservations for three shows of choice.
Benefits to this include the percentage discount aforementioned, reserved parking, exclusive pre-sales, guaranteed seating and the ability to pay through installments.
The gift voucher, however, is a simple one-time purchase with mailed-in ticket preference.
According to CLO, the “give the gift of broadway” gift certificate “make[s] the perfect gift for those special someones –– parents, employees, and that hard-to-shop-for-friend… the perfect gift for every occasion and every budget.”
Questions regarding gift certificate purchasing can be answered by the CLO ticketing associates at 412-282-2822.
Current ticket holders may also provide their gift certificate number along with the name of the person who gifted them their 2020 Summer Season Gift Certificate for the closest match to their previous tickets.
To ensure priority seating, gift certificate vouchers must be mailed in by Sept. 17.
Physical tickets will be mailed by spring of 2021.