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I’m realizing that several of my pressers come to different emails so I’m having to go through and pick them out. Some of these are open still and some are not, so please read through them. Remember these are coming out today, early in the day and they anything can change at any moment. If you are scheduled to go to any of these events call ahead to make sure they’re still a go!

Winston-Salem Festival BalletWSFB1



A Word from Our Founder and Artistic Director:
During this most concerning time, the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff are of utmost importance. Thank you to the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the Hanesbrands Theatre for aiding us in ensuring that additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols/signage are in place for the performance. Additionally, while seating is reserved, flexible seating options will be observed based on availability to aid in the comfort of all audience members.

If you are not feeling well, we ask that you consider your already purchased ticket a donation to support the sustainability of the arts during this current situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Hanesbrands Theatre Box Office 336-747-1414.

Thank you for your patronage and consideration.

Gary Taylor


The Arts Council of WSFCArts Council WSFC

Art Council statement regarding CORVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County, which has three theatres at The Milton Rhodes Center in downtown Winston-Salem, will continue to operate with normal hours, unless or until instructed otherwise by the City or Forsyth County. The Arts Council will leave decisions about proceeding with previously planned productions in its venues to the presenting organizations. Persons with tickets to performances scheduled for a venue at the Milton Rhodes Center, or who anticipate purchasing tickets, should check with the respective presenting organizations or call The Milton Rhodes Center at 336.722.2585 for updates.

Meanwhile, Milton Rhodes Center staff are taking extraordinary precautions in line with the best information on how to prevent infection from the coronavirus, including following official guidelines issued by local and state government, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Randy Eaddy, President and CEO of The Arts Council, said, “These are disruptive and challenging times for every member of our community. We will do everything we can to support the community’s amazing organizations and artists who make this a ‘City of Arts and Innovation’. We want them to emerge with vibrancy in the aftermath of the current situation. At the same time, as a responsible member of the community and an employer, we at The Arts Council are doing our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus so that vibrant aftermath will be possible.”

For additional information, please contact
Christine Jones
Senior Vice President of Facilities/Chief Operating Officer
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County


NC Black Repertory CompanyNCBRC


In response to the increasing challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), NC Black Rep has rescheduled its production of Freedom Summer to April 30-May 3, 2020. Our May production of Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou has been rescheduled to August 1-16, 2020. As a ticket holder, you will have the option to exchange your tickets for one of the rescheduled performances. If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend one of the rescheduled performances, a refund will be processed. NC Black Rep will be contacting ticket holders in the coming weeks regarding both of these options.

Although this was a difficult decision to make, NC Black Rep is committed to the health and safety of our patrons and employees as our society confronts the unprecedented challenges that lie ahead. We will continue to monitor the situation and implement any, and all measures aimed at protecting the NC Black Rep family and Winston-Salem community at large. NC Black Rep would like to offer a special thanks to the artists and technical professionals impacted by our decision, all of whom have been nothing short of gracious and understanding in their responses.

In the Arts,
Jackie Alexander
Artistic Director


Old Salem Museums & Gardensoldsalem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens Will Temporarily Close to the Public
End of Day Friday, March 13, 2020

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is committed to the health and safety of its visitors, volunteers, staff, and community and is continually monitoring the development of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as following updates and recommendations from local, state, and national health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. As COVID-19 continues to spread, Old Salem has determined that the best course of action is to temporarily close the museums to the public effective at the close of business today, Friday, March 13, 2020.

“At Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, and colleagues are our number one priority,” said Frank Vagnone, President and CEO. “Our museum colleagues, both in North Carolina and nationally, are taking similar steps to protect the public and limit the spread of the virus. We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and provide you with regular updates as the situation evolves.”

Recognizing the impact this decision may have on school groups and individuals who were scheduled to visit the historical district, Old Salem has created “Old Salem Exploratorium” a series of 5- to 10-minute experiences that will bring viewers into direct visual (but not physical!) contact with their master craftsman and educators. Each episode will bring viewers “up close and personal” with Old Salem’s craft workshops, seed-saving lab, archeology lab, gardens, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and behind-the-scenes collections. Watch the first episode entitled “Geology, Pottery, and Place” and learn more about Old Salem Exploratorium at this link oldsalem.org/visit/exploratorium.


If any more come through, I’ll post them for you. Just because I didn’t post them here doesn’t mean they’re not announcing something. I only post what I’ve been sent pressers for as that’s part of my duty to you and to the organizations that trust me to do so.

So, forgoing my usual sign off as I may be back soon…
Scorp out!

“Milton Rhodes Center staff are taking extraordinary precautions in line with the best information on how to prevent infection from the coronavirus, including following official guidelines issued by local and state government, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.” – Milton Rhodes Center