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Backstage Bash 2020

COVID-19 Cancellations


In compliance with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Stay at Home and Mass Gatherings orders related to the COVID-19 outbreak, Great Lakes Theater has cancelled this year’s Backstage Bash. While we are saddened not to be able to share this fun evening in the theater with you, we consider health and safety our highest priority.

The cancellation of events and productions, as well as the suspension of our educational programming in our region’s schools, is resulting in a significant financial impact on our company. In order to sustain the theater through this global crisis, we are working diligently to a) manage basic operational costs with a skeletal staff, b) mitigate the considerable expenses that we have already incurred for our cancelled events and productions, and c) make responsible financial decisions that will ensure our ability to resume programming when it is deemed safe to do so.

We are especially grateful to our generous patrons for donating their Backstage Bash tickets (and/or ticket underwriting) back to Great Lakes Theater during this challenging time. We sincerely appreciate your vital support.

The following options are available to patrons who have purchased tickets to the Backstage Bash:
  •  Donate (thank you!) the full value (tax-deductible) of your tickets back to
     Great Lakes Theater.
         - Click here to donate your tickets (and/or ticket underwriting) online.
         - Or contact Stephanie at (216) 544-7383

  •  Request a refund.
         - Click here to request a refund online.
         - Or contact Stephanie at (216) 544-7383

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Support Great Lakes Theater through our online Backstage Bash Silent Auction!

While the physical event has been cancelled, we can still offer our extraordinary Silent Auction as part of our online efforts for the Backstage Bash! We encourage you to continue to bid on our online silent auction and win some amazing prizes while supporting Great Lakes Theater during this difficult time. All proceeds support Great Lakes Theater's mainstage productions and educational programming.

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The Tony Awards Experience Package
Pre-Event Raffle

Thank you to all who supported Great Lakes Theater with a pre-event Tony Awards Experience Package raffle ticket purchase! In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the postponement of this year’s Tony Awards we have decided to close the raffle and award a winner. While we can no longer offer the Tony Awards package, the winner will receive 50% of the collected fundraiser dollars as stipulated in the raffle information.

The winner of the drawing is Harry from Mentor!

Thanks to Harry and thanks to all of those who participated for your support. We appreciate your understanding during this turbulent time. We look forward to bringing you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity again next year!

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