FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre announced on Tuesday they will continue with upcoming productions, but not in their normal location.
Productions of the musicals Legally Blonde and 1776 will take place at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.
With help from the Fort Wayne Parks Department, theatergoers will be able to enjoy the shows in a socially-distanced environment, with only 500 of the theatre's 2,571 seats available during the shows.
Civic Theatre Executive Director Phil Colglazier says the Foellinger Theatre makes sense for what people were saying they wanted.
"When we were looking at the situation with COVID, we came up with a thought, the idea of coming outside where people are more comfortable," Colglazier said. "We did a survey and that’s when we immediately went to the parks department and said what about this, what about this? And they opened their arms and let us proceed."
Tickets for both productions go on sale July 1 at 10 a.m.
Shows for Legally Blonde will take place Aug. 7-9 and for 1776, shows will run from Sept. 12, 13, 18-20.
You can purchase tickets by contacting Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation at (260) 427-6000 or in person at 705 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 from Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- $33 - Adults
- $28 - Seniors 60+
- $20 - Age 23 and younger
- $15 - Limited bleacher seats