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Pioneer Theatre Company announces a shortened 2020-2021 season. Here are the details

The three-show season begins in 2021

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Cast of Pioneer Theatre Company’s “Les Miserables.”

Cast of Pioneer Theatre Company’s “Les Miserables.”

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Pioneer Theatre Company will have a shortened 2020-2021 season following an abrupt end to the most recent season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The next PTC season will have three shows instead of the typical seven-show season. It will begin February 2021.

Additional programming may be added onto the fall scheduled as progress is made. PTC said it is working with the University of Utah and the state for its programming.

“The pandemic has disrupted all our lives,” said Chris Massimine, PTC’s managing director. “We are working closely with the state of Utah and the University as reopening guidelines continue to evolve. With these challenging times comes the responsibility of balancing increased public safety and the well-being of staff and artists, alongside producing the first-class theatrical experiences to share and enjoy. After reviewing possible strategies, with an eye on minding public welfare first and foremost, we are optimistic but remaining flexible.”

The PTC announcement comes as other local arts festivals are also announcing plans for the coming season. The Utah Symphony postponed the Deer Valley Musical Festival. The festival was scheduled to take place July 3-Aug. 12 in Park City. The Utah Shakespeare Festival closed its curtains for the first time since 1962.

For PTC, “Something Rotten!” will be the first show of the season. The show, which pokes fun at William Shakespeare, will run from Feb. 19-March 6, 2021.

The show “Ass” will be rescheduled from March 26-April 10, 2021.

“Legally Blonde,” which is new programming, will run from May 7-May 22, 2021.

Season packages will reflect the changes of the three-show season. PTC will also offer Rush Pass, a popular plan that allows guests to attend performances based on space. But it will be limited because of seating guidelines, which have yet to be announced.

Season subscribers will receive a renewal notice in May and June. They can renew as long as they do so before Friday, July 17, 2020. Previous season ticket holders “will receive accommodations to their account for the productions postponed in 2020 that are now in the new season,” according to a release,

PTC will not fill seat assignments yet.