It’s a show that just keeps selling out.
Tickets for “My Bonnie Lass,” an original musical co-written by Johnny Reid and Toronto playwright Matt Murray, first sold out May 12 in three minutes. Two additional shows were sold out the following day. The event is not even scheduled until May 2021.
“It’s a great sign. It means people are excited to get back to shows in the future,” said Pam Leader, executive director of the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay which will play host to the musical.
As a result of strong demand, the Savoy is now going to host four additional performances next May 16, 18, 19, and 20.
Tickets for the additional shows go on sale Monday at 9 a.m.
And are available by calling the box office at 902-842-1577 or at tickets.savoytheatre.com
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus and to comply with social distancing demands, only 30 per cent of the theatre’s seats are being made available for each performance. That means only 230 seats of the capacity 760 will be sold.
“I am so moved by the response so far to My Bonnie Lass! This show holds such a dear place in my heart and I am so excited that we are going to be able to share it with so many wonderful people,” said Murray.
The composition is based on the true story of Reid’s grandmother, Maggie, and chronicles the life of a working-class mother of three, in postwar Lanarkshire, Scotland.
When tragedy strikes and Maggie’s world is turned upside down, she must rely on her strength, her sense of humour, and above all, her loyal group of friends to pull her through.
Before purchasing tickets online, it is recommended that individuals create an account or log into their existing Savoy account. Do not select seats before logging on. Tickets must be
purchased under an account name. Savoy officials are not able to override anonymous shopping carts.
It is also recommended that ticket buyers who have not tried logging into the site before to give a test run in advance.
There will no in-person or walk-up sales.