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GILT planning to move ahead with in-person production

Board votes to approve live shows
Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 8:23 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Little Theatre has had its doors closed for the majority of the pandemic. It had planned, at the end of 2020, to reevaluate its situation in hopes of returning to the stage.

The board did just that when 2021 arrived, voting recently to put on a live show, with an audience, in June.

“It all kind of depends on safety for cast and crew and where we’re at on COVID levels,” Hulinsky said. “We can do all the shows we want but if people don’t show up because they don’t feel safe then it doesn’t really do us any good.”

Before that day comes, GILT will be releasing a production to fans conducted entirely on Zoom. Something the Vice President of the board, Dave Hulinsky, says takes about five minutes to get used to but after that it’s as if you’re in a seat in the theatre.

Without shows taking place to bring in money to fund the following show, the theatre has been relying on donations, which have helped keep the lights on as well as go toward equipment the theatre will need when June comes around.

Donations to GILT can be made on the theatre’s website. And in the next month, fans should keep an eye out on the website and GILT’s Facebook for the Zoom production, which will be the first piece of interactive content the theatre has released in nearly a year.

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