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Dallas Theater Center cancels all remaining A Christmas Carol performances due to COVID-19

Dallas theater cancels all A Christmas Carol dates due to COVID-19

A Christmas Carol 2021
Dallas Theater Center's A Christmas Carol has canceled performances through at least December 21 due to a company member testing positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Dallas Theater Center

UPDATE 12-20-2021: Dallas Theater Center has now canceled all remaining performances of A Christmas Carol. Ticket holders for all canceled shows will be offered the option to exchange or donate their tickets, or receive a performance credit or refund. They will also receive a complimentary digital viewing of A Christmas Carol to experience the show remotely. 

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In a reminder that the pandemic is far from over, Dallas Theater Center has canceled performances of A Christmas Carol through Tuesday, December 21 after a company member tested positive for COVID-19.

“We are disappointed to be cancelling any A Christmas Carol performances," said Jeff Woodward, Managing Director, in a statement. "However, the Actor’s Equity Association and Center for Disease Control guidelines indicate cancelling these shows is the best course of action to keep Dallas Theater Center patrons, artists, and staff as safe as possible during this uncertain time."

The theater company hopes to resume performances of its annual holiday production on Wednesday, December 22.

For this production, Dallas Theater Center had started requiring audience members older than 12 to have a negative COVID-19 test or a proof of vaccination. Per their COVID-19 policy, all staff members and artists are required to be vaccinated and all audience members are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Should the production resume on December 22, there will be seven more performances through December 26 at the Wyly Theatre.