Most Current News About The Amity Spring Musical

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Apr 172020

Greetings from all of us at Amity Creative Theater at Amity High School. I hope that each and every one of you is safe and healthy. Our community is so important to us.  It has been our joy and privilege to make the BOW glow with excitement each fall and spring. Sadly, this year will be different. As you can imagine, our school has been significantly impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 virus. With courage and hope, we are looking forward to a time when we can all be together safely.  We appreciate the support of our students by our Principal Mrs. Mahon and our Superintendent Dr. Byars.

Our production of the Drowsy Chaperone which was scheduled for the end of March and the beginning of April was postponed.  We were hoping to produce the show at the end of this month. We now know that is just not possible.   We are going to have to postpone it once again. We are still hanging on to hope that somehow, someway we will present this show in some capacity before the end of the summer and before our seniors leave for college.  We do not know when that will be. The cast is still rehearsing twice a week on zoom and keeping their performing dreams alive. As soon as we know when the show will be produced, you will be the first to know! We have information about the tickets included below.  It is our hope you are able to see us perform our show very soon!.
All of these changes will cause a profound loss of revenue for the theater department and our productions.  As you may know, our shows are funded entirely by our ticket, advertising and concession sales. We rely on this income to fund all the programs we run for our 200 theater students every year.  Now more than ever, we need your support, your patience, and your understanding as we work our way through this difficult period in our history.
Our “AmityBill” program is a massive part of our fundraising each year.  The 100 page “AmityBill” is a source of pride for our school and community.  We value the partnership we have with our advertisers. We literally could not survive without them.  Regardless of whether we have a show or not, we will print and distribute our AmityBill to our community.  The best-case scenario is that we have a show and hand out the programs as usual. If the show is canceled; we will mail each person who would have purchased a ticket a program.  We will also mail a program to every household in the Amity system. Even if we have to hand-deliver to mailboxes we will make sure all the programs are distributed. So our advertisers can be assured their ads will be seen by the Amity community.  We thank all of our advertisers both large and small for their generosity and understanding.
There are several options for those of you who have purchased tickets to the Drowsy Chaperone; You can donate your tickets or a portion of your tickets to help us make it through this time of crisis, or you can receive a refund. Please note that our volunteer parent box office staff will have to process an extremely large volume of requests, so it may take time to process all the requests. We ask for your patience. To process your donation or refund please click this link and fill out this form
You can also email our box office at  amityboxoffice25@gmail.com
If we do not hear from you by June 1st, 2020 we will assume you would like to donate your ticket purchase.
Rob Kennedy
Amity High School

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Selling Out Fast! Amity’s Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

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Mar 112020

The award-winning Amity Regional High School Theater Department, under the direction of Robert and Andrea Kennedy, is headed back to the Roaring Twenties with the musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone.

The Drowsy Chaperone is the tale of a modern-day musical theater maven, known simply as Man in Chair. To chase his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy, The
Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage telling the tale of the pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up showbiz to get hitched and her producer’s attempts to sabotage her impending nuptials.

Hilarious antics ensue with her chaperone, the debonair groom, the ditsy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters masquerading as pastry chefs. Man in Chair’s love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.

Due to the coronavirus (rescheduling) Performances are now April 24, 25, and 30, and May 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the John J. Brady Center for the
Performing Arts at Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road in Woodbridge. All tickets that already have been purchased will be honored for the corresponding date.

 Previous Performance                     New Rescheduled Performance

 Friday March 27th 2020 8pm    ——>    Friday April 24th 2020 8pm

 Saturday March 28th 2020 8pm  ——> Saturday April 25th 2020 8pm

 Thursday April 2nd 2020 8pm.   ——>  Thursday April 30th 2020 8pm

 Friday April 3rd 2020 8pm      ——>       Friday May 1st 2020 8pm

 Saturday April 4th 2020 8pm   ——>     Saturday May 2nd 2020 8pm

As usual, the show is selling out quickly, so don’t delay! Get your tickets while you can. Thursday night’s show has the most available seating remaining. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or by contacting the box office at 203.392-2019 or email amityboxoffice@gmail.com.

This year’s corporate sponsors include the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, Burns Insurance & Financial, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, LATICRETE, BENDER, New England Performance Insulation, Rick’s Plumbing Service, B and B Transportation, Applied Behavioral Strategies and Total Mortgage. All proceeds raised go to the self-funded Amity Theater program.

For further information, please call the box office at 203.392.2019 or e-mail amityboxoffice@gmail.com.