LEBOWSKY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS & COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has tested the very foundations of our faith, our economy, and even our community. The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts knows that now is a very stressful time for many members of our community, and we are looking ahead to identify ways that our community can come back together to regain a sense of togetherness and normalcy – but only when it is smart and safe to do so.
Our Board and Staff have been working diligently to restructure our current season. To that end, we are looking at alternative performance dates for Face to Face – Elton John/Billy Joel Tribute, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and Hotel California – Eagles Tribute. However, we do not want to release new performance dates until it is prudent to do so. We have also made the difficult decision to cancel The Producers. The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts relies on more than 300 volunteers to run our performances; and we want to make sure that everyone in our community is willing and available, when the time is right, to come together to produce the caliber of show we are known for.
Even so, our patrons have the opportunity to request a refund without any questions asked; but you also have the opportunity to donate your tickets back as a tax deductible donation. As it stands now, Lebowsky Center could lose nearly $70,000 in ticket sales.
3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW
1. KEEP YOUR TICKETS or DONATE THEM
We have been processing refunds since mid March. This is our largest source of concern at this time.
Please, consider keeping your tickets to rescheduled shows or donating your tickets back. We intend to honor all current ticket holders with new dates to the shows they have chosen.
To donate the value of your tickets, you do not need to do anything. After the date of the performance has passed, we will process non-refunded tickets as donations.
The cost of canceling The Producers is upwards of $45,000
If you would still like a refund, we ask that you complete the following form, and we will follow-up with you as soon as we are able. The current demand on the Box Office is overwhelming. Click here to request an account credit or refund
2. DON’T WAIT TO RENEW – Memberships and Flex Passes
In April and May, we rely on memberships and season Flex Pass sales to cover facility operating costs during the summer months. This year, it is more crucial than ever to have that support as early as possible.
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER OR TO RENEW A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP
We promise an incredible 2020-2021 season, but we urge current season ticket holders to renew their Flex Passes as soon as our new season is announced. Please don’t wait. Watch for more details coming soon.
3. DONATE WHAT YOU CAN
We know everyone is facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, but every little bit helps. Please consider a direct donation to The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts today to support our mission.
The recently passed stimulus bill allows for a one-time, above-the-line deduction for cash contributions of up to $300 made to certain qualifying charities. All taxpayers would be eligible to take the deduction, even people who use the standard deduction. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. The new deduction would not apply to noncash gifts or to gifts contributed to donor-advised funds.
The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts is still under the heavy burden of our Rebuild! debt and the threat to our existence is very real. We are very hopeful, with the help of your loyalty, generosity, and support, The Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts will not only weather this crisis but come out of it stronger and better than ever before.
We truly appreciate your investment in all arts and cultural organizations, and on their behalf as well as our own, we thank you.