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Dearest WCT Community,

I hope this update finds you and your loved ones happy, healthy and enjoying a little bit more of a normal summer. Definitely something all of us have longed for!

The survey results from a few months ago showed (with flying colors) that the majority of you prefer a season that replicates pre-pandemic life, however, the safety and financial implications of resuming in person are of concern.

I wanted to update you only when I had the most concrete information upon which to base WCT’s decisions.

The CDC is still noting that indoor singing is in the “least safe” category for unvaccinated individuals. Since the majority of the students we serve will not be eligible for the vaccine this fall, we do not want to risk the health and safety of our community until the guidelines change.

After much consideration and until we can be assured of creating a financially sustainable season and one that allows our students the freedom to sing and create together safely, we have made the decision as a team to take a hiatus to regroup and re-conceptualize. We will continue to update you as the year progresses.

On behalf of the entire WCT Team, I thank you so much for your continuing support and understanding.

With much love and gratitude,

Jerelyn Newman
Founder/Artistic Director

WCT’s mission is to ignite a spark in its students that shines ever so brightly on and off the stage. We accomplish this by providing an exceptional theatre education/experience in our loving familial community.

Westside Children’s Theatre instills a sense of wonderment, passion, and excitement through theatre in its students to carry with them into the world. At WCT, children learn to trust one another, take risks, and become a vital part of a larger community. This sense of belonging allows them to interact more effectively with their peers, form a deeper and more sophisticated sense of self, and believe in their own unique creative process and product.