The Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts has made the decision to push back the start of its summer season due to COVID-19.

Wagon Wheel Executive Director Jay Michaels said, “After talking with public and health officials, we made the decision as a team, along with our board of directors, to push back our season. We want our patrons to feel safe when they arrive and leave our facility and with the unknown weighing heavy on all of us right now, we feel like this is the best decision. We are following state and local directives to help make these decisions.”

The new schedule looks like this:

• “The Wizard of Oz” – July 1-11 (No show July 4).

• “Guys & Dolls” – July 15-25.

• “Music Man” – July 29-Aug. 8.

• “Big the Musical” – Aug. 12-22.

• “Always … Patsy Cline” – Aug. 26-Sept. 5.

“Pride & Prejudice” has been cut from the 2020 Summer Season and it is the theater’s intent to perform that show as part of its 66th season in 2021, according to the news release from the Wagon Wheel. Anyone who has purchased individual tickets to one of the performances of “Pride & Prejudice,” their tickets will be moved to next summer and they will be issued new tickets.

The Wagon Wheel will be reaching out to everyone that has purchased a ticket for the summer season. If you are one of those people, look for an email or phone call, the release states.

Notifications will take time according to Michaels. “We have over 2,800 subscribers and plenty of individual and group ticket holders to reach out to. Please be patient as we navigate some uncharted waters. We appreciate your support and we can’t wait to celebrate our 65th summer season with you when it is safe to do so,” he said.

For more information on the upcoming season or other upcoming shows, visit www.wagonwheelcenter.org.