MIAMI – The Miami Little Theatre has felt the effects of the coronavirus and the subsequent quarantines and shutdowns like everyone else.

Members are looking forward to their next production, “Curtains,” a musical mystery comedy that had been planned for, but will now debut in September.

“The MLT is in the business of creating art. To cancel a show goes against every instinct that we have ingrained in us,” said president Pam Catt. “The old adage, ‘The show must go on,’ has been wiped away. For the first time in 60 years, MLT has had to cancel and postpone productions. It is heartbreaking for all of us that we can’t perform for our audiences so we can share the joy and happiness of the human connection that comes from live theatre.”

The effects of uncertainty, anxiety and disappointment are felt as we assess the economic impact of COVID-19, as the virus has caused a loss of income for MLT due to the postponement of ‘Curtains’ until September 24-27, and the cancellation of Youth on Stage, Catt said.

“MLT operates on a pretty thin margin and all of our profits go into productions and the maintenance of our building. As we learn to adapt and move forward, our hope is that once this crisis is over audiences will once again attend our productions at the Coleman Theatre,” Catt said.

“Curtains” is a parody of a 1950’s "whodunit" theater mystery, where a lone detective investigates a series of murders that take place behind the scenes of a fictional cowboy musical. While the detective unravels the mystery, the cast of the musical is forced to stay inside the theater.

The MLT, located at 117 North Main Street in Miami, will continue to provide updates on any changes to it season as they become available at http://miamilittletheatre.com

Tickets for all productions an be purchased online at http://miamilittletheatre.com/tickets/ or by phone at 918-540-2425.

For more information, call 918-533-4683.