The Mount Players' COVID-19 Update  - July 2nd 2020

Over the last weeks of June, we experienced the unsettling effect of the COVID-19 resurgence in Melbourne and considered the impact that may have for reopening the Mountview Theatre.

 

The Mount Players committee had also contacted the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to discuss the process to re-open our theatre. Guidelines prepared by the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) on re-opening performing arts venues have provided us with valuable insight into the stringent measures that will most likely be applied.

 

Both these factors were influential in The Mount Players' committee reconsidering the status of our hopes for reopening later in the year and making the unhappy decision to cancel the remainder of our 2020 season.

 

At this stage, we intend to reschedule those uncompleted 2020 productions to 2021. 

 

In the meantime, we are delighted to report that the Macedon Ranges Shire Council has recently completed the upgrade of our toilets at the Mountview Theatre. Unfortunately, you will all have to wait until we reopen our theatre to see the amazing transformation. The council has also upgraded the handrails on the theatre's external verandah. We are very appreciative to the Macedon Ranges Shire Council for its generosity and ongoing support for our theatre. 

 

The Mount Players will continue to keep you informed and updated through our monthly newsletter, Curtain Call, and this website.

 

For now, please stay safe.

 

The Mount Players Committee 

If you are seeking information on novel coronavirus visit health.gov.au or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080. This information line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Mount Players theatre company has been entertaining the Macedon Ranges since 1972. From One-Act Plays, Dramas, Comedies and Musicals to contemporary Australian plays. The Mount Players aims to foster local talent from the local area and beyond and showcase a wide variety of plays and musicals for the Macedon Ranges community. With an expanding and talented membership and a thriving Youth Theatre, The Mount Players Theatre Company is an incredible 'local gem' for those who love live theatre.

 

For a detailed history visit our HISTORY page

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