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Buskirk-Chumley Theater closes, postpones, cancels events due to coronavirus


A sign for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater hangs Feb. 20 on Kirkwood Avenue. The theater will be closed through May 10 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, according to a statement release Tuesday. Izzy Myszak

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will be closed through May 10 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, according to a statement released by the theater on Tuesday. Events during the time period will be canceled or postponed.

The events include not only those in the theater but also some at other Bloomington venues ticketed by the BCT Box Office & Downtown Visitors Center, such as the Monroe Convention Center and the Fourth and Rogers Center for Contemporary Arts.

According to executive director Jonah Crismore, the theater will be contacting people who purchased tickets, informing them of the postponed and canceled events and issuing refunds. Crismore said the refund distribution depends on the event.

The canceled and postponed events, as indicated by the BCT Box Office website, are listed below with their previously scheduled dates.

Canceled events: 

March 25: Women’s History Month Lunch at the Monroe Convention Center

March 25: Fusion 2020 dance performance at the BCT

March 26: Lecture by writer Ashely C. Ford at the BCT

March 27: Beethoven Birthday Bash at the BCT

March 31: 2020 Be More Awards at the BCT

April 4: IU African American Dance Company Spring Concert

April 5: 2020 Trashion Refashion Runway Show at the BCT

April 7: Movement: Asian/Pacific America film screenings at the BCT

April 18: IU Soul Revue Spring Concert at the BCT

April 25: IU African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert at the BCT

May 7, 9, 14, 16, 17: Jewish Theatre of Bloomington’s “The Wanderers” performances at the Waldron Rose Firebay

Postponed events: 

March 19-22: Hoosier Films Fest events at the BCT

New dates: Sep. 3-5

March 21: Carrie Newcomer & the River Ducks performance at the FAC Center for Contemporary Arts

New date: TBA

March 22: Quarryland Men’s Chorus Fifth Annual Cabaret & Cabernet at the Serendipity Martini Bar

New date: TBA

March 27-29: BANFF Mountain Film Festival events at the BCT

New dates: TBA

April 9: Harold López-Nussa performance

New date: TBA

April 21, 22: BEAT (Bloomington Expressive Arts Training) Spring Shows

New dates: TBA

May 2, 3: Bloomington Chamber Singers’ “Considering Matthew Shepard” concerts at the BCT

New dates: Nov. 7, 8

May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9: Bloomington Playwrights Project’s “The Absentee” performances at the Ted Jones Playhouse

New dates: TBA

May 4: The Weight Band Performance

New date: TBA

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