COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE
UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 3/23/2020
While this notice is lengthy we encourage you to read through it in its entirety for important information regarding the Whidbey Playhouse’s actions regarding COVID -19.
We are reaching out to all of you with an update and will continue to do so as the days and weeks move forward. In this time of uncertainty, we have an obligation to keep our patrons, volunteers, staff, donors, and community members in the know as we adapt to our changing realities.
We want to assure you that we are working tirelessly on ways the Whidbey Playhouse can continue to serve the community while keeping everyone safe. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our community members, beginning with our staff and volunteers. Following the recommendations by the CDC, Governor Inslee and our public health agencies we have restricted access to our building, limited the number of essential personnel who are working on an as needed basis, and out of an abundance of caution we have decided to cancel the remaining shows and events for the 2019-20 Season. The shows are “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” and “Clue: The Musical.” The events are the spring session for Whidbey Players and Whidbey Has Talent. This decision was not made lightly and ultimately the safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons is our priority.
The Whidbey Playhouse Community Theater is facing a significant financial loss as a result of these cancellations. We ask for your help during this crisis. Please consider one of the following regarding your tickets for the cancelled shows:
Credit towards a future show.
Consider the cost of your ticket(s) a donation to the Whidbey Playhouse. Donor tax receipts can be provided upon request.
We thank you in advance for your patience as our staff work to confirm changes to our current season and schedule the next season (which is scheduled to begin in September). We ask that you hold off calling the theater until April 1st so our staff can call show patrons and season ticket holders in show calendar order. As a reminder the Whidbey Playhouse office is closed to the public until further notice. The best way to contact us is to email the Playhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whidbey Playhouse is fortunate to have many volunteers who are, at this moment, working on leveraging digital technology to provide solutions for ongoing theater education, entertainment and chances to engage with one another. We welcome your thoughts, ideas and comments. Please watch for updates regarding this.
You may contact us via email and social media. If you are uncomfortable with email, please call us – we remind you that we are receiving a large volume of calls and will make every effort to respond in a timely manner. If you are a member of the media, a sponsor, or a donor who needs to speak with our Marketing Manager directly, please feel free to email her at
We thank you for your patience, encourage you to reach out to friends and family via phone, email, skype, and social media and find happy moments and pleasant memories to fill your thoughts!
Whidbey Playhouse Board of Directors
Allenda Jenkins, President
Mary Waters, Secretary
Jaime Montoya, Treasurer
Stephanie Smith, Board Member at Large
Office number: (360) 679-2237