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St. Albert's Arden Theatre a coronavirus casualty

Remainder of the season until April 29 is cancelled
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Kalabante Production's Afrique en Cirque, slated to close the Arden Theatre season on April 28, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. PETER GRAHAM/Photo

In light of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Arden Theatre has taken proactive measures after following the direction of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer.

All shows and events taking place at the Arden Theatre until April 29 are either being postponed or cancelled.

“This is an unfortunate decision to make and we understand many people will be disappointed, however we must ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers and the larger community is priority,” says Kelly Jerrott, director of community services for the City of St. Albert.

The professional series includes Irish Mythen (March 18), James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe (March 27), Molly Johnson (March 28), Dufflebag Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast (April 19) and Afrique en Cirque (April 28).

Rental events this month include ABRA Cadabra (March 15), The PreTenors (March 16), More Vibe Dance (March 19 to 22), Yesterday Once More (March 29) and Louisiana Hayride (March 31).

Rental shows affected in April include Santana Dance Festival (April 1 to 5), Sean McCann (April 16), La Girandole (April 18) and Encore! Music Festival (April 22).

As the city negotiates and provides rescheduling options, it will keep patrons updated. All tickets will be honoured for a new performance date. If rescheduling is not an option, refunds will be offered at point of sale.

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Check the City of St. Albert’s website and social media for updates and further information.

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