Benefit concert planned for Spring Lake Theatre

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The Spring Lake Community House and Theatre Company will be hosting a benefit concert. [COURTESY OF Spring Lake Community House and Theatre]

SPRING LAKE —  The Spring Lake Community House and Theatre Company will be putting on an outdoor concert to help support its $200,000 shortfall it experienced this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“All productions have been canceled, including two summer shows, a fall production, and most heartbreakingly, for the first time in 38 years, the annual production of Scrooge at the Spring Lake Theatre Company that has become a beloved Christmas tradition for thousands of people will not be performed,” the company said in a statement

The company has lost significant income from the cancelation of its shows, as well as recital and workshop shows and summer classes. It has, however, presented several virtual concerts to benefit the local community during its Concert for a Cause series.

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The company is now hoping to receive some support of its own from the community through its Concert for Our Cause, which will be held live on Friday, Sept. 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 300 Mattison Ave. Proceeds will support the Spring Lake Theatre Recovery Fund.

“Now, the time has come to take the next Concert for a Cause live, with a Concert for Our Cause to assure the Spring Lake Community House and Theatre makes it through 2020 and returns in 2021 with new performances, continues the outstanding children’s dance and theatre workshop programs, and help them continue serving the community in the years to come,” the company said.

Concert for Our Cause will take place outdoors and will feature songs from some of Spring Lake Theatre’s favorite productions, sung by veterans of the Spring Lake Theatre stage.

Limited seats will be available for a donation of $100 per person. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Refreshments will be provided.

To make reservations, visit www.springlaketheatre.com/reservations or call the box office at 732.449.4530. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.

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