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Evangel Postpones Spring Theatre Production Until September

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Evangel University campus activities have been canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, including the theatre production that was scheduled to open this week, “Little Women: The Musical.” The six performances have been postponed by Evangel’s Humanities Department until the Fall 2020 semester “if campus operations have returned to normal by that time,” said  Paul K. Logsdon, Evangel’s Director of Public Relations and Publications. “Details are still being worked out.”

According to Evangel University Humanities Department Chair Dr. Nathan Nelson, ticket holders for the spring production of “Little Women: The Musical” may obtain refunds for tickets purchased electronically from Evangel’s contracted ticketing agency, GoFan. To begin the refund process, ticket holders need to send an email to GoFan at service@gofan.co.

“Alternatively, spring patrons may, if they wish, declare that they want their spring ticket money to count as a donation to the Theatre Program at Evangel,” said Dr. Nelson. “Until we have the all-clear to return to campus and normal operations, we must wait to publish performance dates and open the box office,” said Nelson, “We are hoping for a late-September production.”

For complete information on Evangel’s response to coronavirus, visit https://www.evangel.edu/coronavirus.

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning "Arts News." Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Ozzie Award" in 2006.