Banner Elk's Ensemble Stage has announced more changes to its schedule.

Based on Governor Cooper's extension of Phase 2 Safer At Home, and with the safety of volunteers, artists, and audiences in mind, Ensemble Stage has postponed its four professional summer productions until 2021. The Kids Summer Theatre Camp has also been canceled for this year.

However, to help keep you entertained Ensemble Stage has created a YouTube channel with audio/video recordings of some of its past staged radio plays and holiday shows and will be adding more selections periodically.

Since there is no substitute for the live theatre experience, Ensemble Stage has decided that if Phase-3 does go into effect in mid-July, they will be presenting a Theatre for Kids production, “Appalachian Jack,” which will be performed outdoors at the Banner Elk Tate-Evans Park Amphitheater on July 25 and August 8.

There has also been added a staged radio play, “The Wizard of Oz,” that will be presented in August and September, with dates and locations still to be determined.

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