Hello music lovers,
We’re over a year into the first case of Covid-19 being discovered in Ontario, and it somehow feels like in those 12 months both everything and nothing has changed.
Music has always been what we’ve turned to when times get tough, and through Covid-19 music has helped us come together when we are forced to be apart.
The last 12 months has shown us just how important Peter’s Players is to so many people. Like so many of you, it has made Michelle and I more grateful for what we have than we’ve ever been before. We knew that Peter’s Players was special, but we had no idea just how important the music, this place, and our community is to healing one another.
In 2020 we shut Peter’s Players down to do provincial guidelines. We even considered selling with all of the uncertainty that lay ahead, but we decided that our hearts were still here. When we re-opened in late August we were able to have shows at 25% capacity to ensure our patrons safety with all performers behind our custom stage barriers, and thankfully, the magic of the room remained.
The second wave forced us to close the theatre again, which led to us to rethink how we can deliver these great performances to our audience. This led us in a direction of virtual concerts starting with Jim Cuddy (March 20 tentative date), and more to follow throughout the year.
Unlike last year, 2021 comes with great optimism and excitement, but we aren’t out of the woods yet. We know that Peter’s Players will have another challenging summer ahead of us, and we know that we’ll get through it as we always have, together.
With a focus on bringing the feel of our room into your living room, Michelle and I are looking to make major investments into the live streaming and performance recording capabilities at Peter’s Players. To do this, we’re relaunching our Brick In The Wall campaign.
The Brick In The Wall campaign recognizes supporters of Peter’s Players within our community.
All donations of $250 or more will have their name(s) permanently recognized on a brick on the outside courtyard wall of Peter’s Players, right at the main entrance-way where we roast marshmallows and socialize with the artists.
We are accepting donations of $250 for half a block, and $500 or more for a full block, and honourable mentions for any denomination under $250. Or if you are interested in donating using an existing Peter’s Players gift certificate, email/call Michelle or myself directly.
We know that this is a big ask in uncertain times, and we appreciate the ongoing love and support of all of our patrons.
We are confident that we will continue to get through this together.
Peter and Michelle