Timber Lake Playhouse officials have announced the postponement or cancellation of all performances and events through the end of July.

TLP staff are busily working with concert promoters and licensing agents to reschedule these dates and developing plans for a new schedule.

"This week would have been the opening night of ‘SuperStar’ and we are as disappointed with this decision as everyone is," said Dan Danielowski, TLP executive director. "We want to make sure that when we open our doors again, we can assure the health and safety of our employees and patrons as we all go back to doing the things we love to do."

TLP's new schedule begins with the opening of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Aug. 6 and continues with “What a Wonderful World” on Aug. 20 and “The Buddy Holly Story” on Sept. 10.

TLP will begin with a Summer Kick-Off Party and Concert on Saturday, July 25, and the fall BeerFest and Concert with the Eagles Tribute Band, Heartache Tonight, on Sept. 26.

“Annie,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Legally Blonde,” and “Ain't Misbehavin'” will not be performed this summer.

"We have continued to be in touch with our Resident Company through video conferencing and emails," said Artistic Director Paul Stancato. "They are anxious to get started and excited that TLP is still planning to produce summer productions, even though they are delayed. The 37 Resident Company members come from all around the country.”

Ticketholders will have several options to use their tickets. For shows and concerts that remain on the schedule, patrons will see their tickets automatically transfer to the new dates. Other options include exchanging tickets for cancelled shows for other shows or concerts. TLP is also looking at additional offerings in October.

Season subscribers can use their subscriptions for TLP alternate Subscription Season including October shows once they are announced and the TLP Christmas Show.

Subscription holders may also exchange their 2020 subscriptions for next year's 2021 Season Subscription. Subscription and ticket holders may also ask for a refund.

TLP officials said they would encourage refunds to be taken in the form of a gift certificate. Unused tickets or subscriptions also can be donated to TLP to help get through this difficult financial time.

"We hope things improve over the next several weeks so we can safely open at the end of July," said Danielowski. “Watch the TLP website for updated information and the TLP Facebook page for videos of the new company and snippets from seasons past as well as TLP Live, a live interview show from Timber Lake Playhouse, Your Theatre in the Woods.”

For more information regarding schedule or about TLP's concerts, events and shows and to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the box office at 815-244-2035 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.