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Anchorage Concert Association suspends autumn shows due to the pandemic

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 25
  • Published June 25

Eugene Ballet performs "The Nutcracker" at Atwood Concert Hall, presented by Anchorage Concert Association. (Photo by Kerry Tasker / File)

The Anchorage Concert Association said Thursday it is suspending its fall lineup of programming at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The association said it plans to return to its traditional programming lineup in 2021.

“We want to be able to bring inspiring and entertaining shows to Alaska when safe to do so for all involved and attending,” Anchorage Concert Association executive director Jason Hodges said in a prepared statement to media.

The cancellations include the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” an annual production that draws out-of-state performers and large audiences. The performance, which was scheduled for November, will return in 2021, according to the concert association.

“The Piano Guys,” originally scheduled for May, had been bumped into the fall and has now been rescheduled for September 2021. “Meow Meow” and “The King and I” have been pushed from the fall schedule and will be part of the spring 2021 program.