The Arts Alive Again in Springfield


Emily Clotfelter, Reporter

Springfield Little Theatre is up and running for its 86th season, with four shows left for this season, Sound of Music, Shout!, Willy Wonka Jr., and Matilda the Musical

Back in March, they had to put the 86th season on hold due to the rising cases of COVID-19. Matilda the Musical was one of the shows planned during that time and will be back on the main stage at the end of this season, from June 11th-27th.

In July, SLT reopened with their show, Deep in the Heart of Tuna. With the reopening of the theater, there were new COVID procedures in place. Some of these include masks mandated for all audience members and three feet between audience members in separate groups. There is a reduced capacity and audience members are no longer allowed to choose their own seats. They also provide an option to watch the shows on a live stream. 

They also have continued on with their educational programs, such as musical theatre and acting troupes. Some COVID-19 guidelines for this are staying masked, staying in small groups, and not having many (if any) public performances.  

It’s a Wonderful Life just closed, and the next show will be The Sound of Music, which will be on the main stage from January 29th to February 14th. After that, the final three mainstage shows of the season will be Shout!, Willy Wonka Jr., and Matilda the Musical

With their mainstage performances and educational programs up and running again, Springfield Little Theatre is able to provide our city with the arts and entertainment they have been giving us since 1934.