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Behind the Scenes with Troy Siebels’ State Senate Testimony
Performances will return when we are able to safely reopen at full capacity. President and CEO Troy Siebels has more on the growing impact of COVID-19.
June 19: Update with President and CEO Troy Siebels
Will there be a Jazz at Sunset? Can the theatre return with social distancing measures? How has COVID-19 impacted our staff and operations?
June 8: Online Learning at The Hanover Theatre Conservatory
Meghan Montaner, director of education, discusses how our conservatory is using technology to keep summer programs and classes going.
June 5: Behind the Scenes with Steve Joseph, Board Chair
Chairman of the board, Steve Joseph, talks about his vision for the future of the theatre in light of present times.
June 3: Behind the Scenes with Our 2020-2021 Broadway Series
Lisa Condit talks about how the pandemic has impacted the timeline for the 2020-2021 Broadway Series.
May 20: The Show Must Go On - A Conversation with Troy Siebels
The most common question people ask President and CEO Troy Siebels these days is a tentative “…so how are you guys doing?” with a pretty clear expectation that the answer will be dismal. In this special Q&A, Siebels discusses the impact of COVID-19 and what audiences can expect when the theatre does reopen.
April 20: Update with Troy Siebels
President and CEO Troy Siebels answers your questions and gives an update on the theatre’s financial situation.
April 9: Behind the Scenes with Members Barry and Jean Alman
Members Barry and Jean Alman tell us why they decided to support The Hanover Theatre COVID-19 Resiliency Fund and renew their Broadway subscription during these unpredictable times.
March 31: How You Can Help The Hanover Theatre
Board member Dr. Ivan Green talks about how the theatre is faring and how the Worcester community can support the arts.
March 23: An Update in Unprecedented Times
President and CEO Troy Siebels and Director of Education Meghan Montaner give an update on cancelled or postponed performances and taking the conservatory online.
Member and Subscriber Kristen Albright
Kristen Albright is proud of her role in supporting the revitalization of downtown Worcester. Will you join us in creating a strong future for the arts in Worcester?
Conservatory Student Dakota Schantz
The Hanover Theatre Conservatory offers opportunities and connections that she can't find anywhere else. We're one of a kind, but we could not do what we do without your support.
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May 19: 10 Fun Ways to Stay Active During COVID-19
Who says you can’t stay active and healthy from the safety of your own home? Visit The Hanover Theatre Blog for 10 free online resources to get your creative juices going.
May 5: Fun Videos From 10 of our Favorite Shows
What are all our favorite shows and performers up to during this time of #OnlyIntermission? COVID-19 has not stopped our favorite artists from acting, singing, dancing and giving back to the arts community. Check out our list of videos and more from some of the acts that have visited The Hanover Theatre in the last 12 years.
April 16: Advice From Broadway’s Best COVID-19 Parodies
The internet has had no trouble keeping us entertained. We’ve put together a list our favorite Broadway-inspired COVID-19 parodies that are both informative and fun!
July 16: Spectrum
Worcester's Hanover Theatre Expects to Lose $5 Million in Revenue this Year
July 16: Wicked Local
Pandemic carves hole in state’s cultural sector
July 7: Worcester Business Journal
Phase Three & Four businesses trying to survive as they wait for their turn
Troy Siebels, president and CEO of the Hanover Theatre, sees many opportunities for precautions whenever the theater reopens. These guidelines could include shorter performances, resulting in less congestion during intermissions; scattered seating; sanitation stations; and different arrival times for guests.
June 24: Worcester Magazine
Waiting for the next act: Hanover Theatre eyes life after the pandemic
“We are optimistic that we are able to come back in October, with the first (show) Oct. 10, but we are watching very carefully,” said Troy Siebels, president and CEO of The Hanover Theatre.
June 17: WCCA TV Daily Breaking Interviews Troy Siebels
Troy Siebels, president and CEO, talks with WCCA TV about the ramifications of having to cancel a significant portion of their season due to COVID-19, plans for moving forward, and how will the experience at the theatre be different than before the pandemic.
May 27: The Telegram & Gazette
Rebuilding America: Area entertainment venues hope to see live shows back in the fall
“We are coming up with different scenarios and planning the best we can,” Director of Marketing and PR Lisa Condit said. “We really hope that we’re back in the main theater for the fall, so we can go forward with “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” and kick off the Broadway season in January.”
May 12: MassLive
Coronavirus forces Worcester’s Hanover Theatre to reschedule shows multiple times as some pushed to 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has already impacted about 30 shows at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre. CEO and President of the Hanover Theatre Troy Siebels told MassLive that he’s preparing for a 12 to 18-month period where patrons aren’t comfortable attending large gatherings.
April 27: MassLive
‘Worcester cares about it’; Coronavirus expected to cost Hanover Theatre more than $1 million, but only 40% of ticket holders are now requesting refunds
More than 80% of customers requested a refund after Gov. Charlie Baker restricted large gatherings. Assuming it is closed through the end of June, The Hanover Theatre expects losses totaling $1.2 to $1.3 million.Event coordinators are using this time to implement strategies to allow patrons to feel safe attending events whenever they return.
March 22: The Telegram & Gazette
With seasons on hold, Music Worcester, Mechanics Hall, Hanover turn to future
As in many avenues of life right now, nonprofit organizations that present live performances such as Music Worcester, The Hanover Theatre and Mechanics Hall are all just trying to navigate and stay afloat in circumstances that have never been seen before. The Hanover Theatre has or will be contacting ticket holders of its canceled/postponed shows with options that include a refund.
March 20: The Washington Post
Millions of dollars are pouring in to help New York City arts groups. Will it inspire more?
The Boston-based Barr Foundation had awarded The Hanover Theatre a $750,000, two-year grant that included support for an outdoor stage. With $250,000 still remaining in the grant, the theater received permission to shift the money to general operating support.