For months, the Wick Theatre had been projecting a sense of optimism. It was hoping to continue its March run of “A Chorus Line,” which, as Marilynn Wick told us in a video conversation recently, had its “gala opening on a Saturday and the closing on a Sunday afternoon.”
Alas, as coronavirus numbers continue to rise, and as South Florida still seems nowhere near the stage of welcoming large indoor gatherings—and following the lead of Broadway, which recently announced it is remaining shuttered through the calendar year—the Wick has formally announced the postponement of all of its 2020 shows into 2021.
With that in mind, the remainder of Season 7 now looks like this:
Mamma Mia:January 7- February 14, 2021
Christine Pedi, the “Lady of 100 Voices”: February 19 – 20, 2021 at 8pm
A Chorus Line: March 4 – April 4, 2021
Nunsense: April 15 – May 9, 2021
The theater also announced Season 8, beginning in the fall of 2021 and including some of this season’s postponed productions, as well as surprises:
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: October 14 – November 14, 2021
I Love a Piano: November 26 – December 19, 2021
January Blockbuster Show, to be announced January 6 – February 13, 2022
Damn Yankees: March 3 – April 3, 2022
Smokey Joe’s Café: April 21 – May 15, 2022
In the meantime, the Wick is anything but closed. The Costume Museum is open for tours and luncheons by appointment, and the theater has hosted periodic, intimate cabaret performances.
The Victory Dolls, an all-female chorus of top South Florida actor-singers performing World War II-era music, has moved its July 4 weekend performances from the Mizner Park Cultural Center to the Wick. (For more on the Victory Dolls, pick up the July/August issue of Boca magazine). The tickets, which run $75 for adults and $44 for children, include three-course meals from the Tavern at the Wick, with shows at 6 p.m. July 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. July 4.
For tickets and more information, visit thewick.org.