LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Several performances of the iconic play “A Christmas Carol” at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles were canceled through December 26 after multiple members of the company were diagnosed with COVID-19.
An initial announcement from the group had canceled performances through Saturday, December 18, but additional breakthrough cases within the company prompted the extended closure.READ MORE: Dozens Of Calif. Colleges To Pay Students $10K For Public Service Work Under New State Program
The Center Theatre Group, which manages the Ahmanson, announced that performances for the next 10 days were canceled due to “breakthrough COVID-19 cases” that were “detected within the company.”
The 8 p.m. Thursday show, 8 p.m. Friday show and 2 p.m. Saturday show were all initially canceled ”for the wellness and safety of our guests, cast, and crew,” the Center Theatre Group said in a statement.READ MORE: LA Musician Marty Roberts Of ‘Marty & Elayne’ Lounge Band Dies At 89
Ticketholders will be either able to rebook for a different performance or receive a refund.
“A Christmas Carol,” which stars Bradley Whitford and Kate Burton, will continue its run through Jan. 1.
There has been a surge in coronavirus cases in L.A. County over the past few weeks, likely linked to holiday season travel and family gatherings, as well as the new Omicron variant, which may be more transmissible than previous variants, such as Delta.MORE NEWS: Suspect ID'd As Shawn Laval Smith In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer, Hancock Park Furniture Store Employee Found Stabbed