(WXYZ) – The curtain finally rises on Broadway shows in Detroit, and later this month, “Rent” will open its 25th year at the Fisher Theater.
More performances are planned this year and next, but COVID-19 has changed the way you can attend.
Cindy Melitz has stepped down from Warren to buy tickets to “Pretty Woman,” which is being played in November. This will be his first show since the start of the pandemic.
“We were canceled from ‘Beautiful’ last year and from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and we were really sad,” she said.
The Fisher Theater will reopen for live performances, and they have stepped up security measures and the COVID-19 case continues to rise.
Those who attend Broadway shows in Detroit must show:
- Proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 (second injection at least 14 days before)
- The name on the vaccination card must match the name on the photo ID
- COVID-19 test negative within 72 hours of the show
- Masks mandatory, regardless of vaccination status for all guests and event staff
Marketing director Scott Myers said it was best for everyone to be safe.
“All of our staff are masked and vaccinated. So we’re going to welcome people and open our doors. This is how we can open up and stay open. And these are our protocols,” he said.
Anyone who does not follow the strict guidelines will be asked to leave with no possibility of a refund.
The theater has also upgraded its HVAC system with MERV-13 filters, increased cleaning and disinfection protocols, added disinfection stations and now has cashless payment options.