March 16, 2020
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to unfold, both Stars Theatre Restaurant and Stars Playhouse have decided to suspend all events effective now until a time frame is determined by government officials and the CDC.
This is a decision that is not made lightly, one that fully weighs the interests and safety of our patrons and performers as we navigate this difficult time. We ask our patrons to be patient and understanding through this process as we deal with our artists and other issues.
The BMT/Stars Board of Directors and staff will be closely monitoring the situation over the upcoming weeks, keeping up-to-date with public health guidelines and recommendations. We will provide information to all subscribers, patrons, and volunteers about future performances. When given clearance, we will update our performance schedule.
If you have purchased tickets to Annie Get Your Gun or Middletown, BMT/Stars staff will contact you by phone and email within the next 72 hours to discuss your options. If you have tickets for either cancelled show, please do not call the box office or theatre at this time – we will have our full staff contacting patrons over the next few days to answer questions and facilitate requests.
When contacted, you will have a few options for how to move forward:
- Donate your ticket and receive a tax-deductible receipt for the total ticket value. Your ticket donation would help BMT/Stars mitigate a portion of the financial stress this necessary closure will cause the organization.
- Receive a complimentary ticket voucher for a future production at Stars Theatre Restaurant and/or Stars Playhouse.
Dancing at the Stars will be postponed. Dates TBA. The box office will be in contact with existing ticket holders.
Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support as we begin to assist in processing your request. We will continue to keep in close contact with State, County, and City Public Health officials as updates come in, and inform you as needed.
BMT/Stars is a nonprofit community theatre focused on producing quality entertainment and theatre education in Kern County. We strive to provide an educational resource, gathering place and home for performing artists of all ages and backgrounds that reside in Kern County.
Thank you for your ongoing support in these uncertain times.
The BMT/Stars Family