The Show Must Go On at
By Kerry Perry
020 was quite the year. Like a tidal wave, COVID-19, rolled in and swept everything in its path. The pandemic had wreaked havoc on businesses, industries and the lives of people across the globe. It had a tremendous impact on the theater world as it shut down theaters across the country from Broadway, to regional theaters to local community theaters. One such local theater that was affected, is non-profit, The Stage Door, which is located at St George's Electric Theater. The Stage Door had presented a myriad of high quality productions to the southern Utah landscape over the previous five years. Most of their shows have been southern Utah theatrical premieres such as: Chicago, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and A Chorus Line, to name a few. They have also hosted several concerts, including a concert series by the late actor, Wilford Brimley. The 2020 year started off with one of their most successful productions, Mamma Mia, which ended just prior to COVID causing the closing of city buildings, including The ElectricTheater. After a couple months of closures, and with the support of the city of St George and local health department guidelines, The Stage Door was able to join together with local Polynesian group, Siva Pasefika, to present Moana Jr. over the summer.
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