LEDYARD, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Live, indoor entertainment has returned to the Grand Theater at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino for the first time since the state initiated a coronavirus shutdown in March.
Live shows kicked off on Oct. 16 and 17 with a pair of performances by comedian Bob Marley, and will be followed by the Queen tribute band Almost Queen, who are lined up to perform on Nov. 5th.
Other artists scheduled for live performances at the Grand include comedians Vic DiBitetto on Nov. 13th, Anthony Rodia on Dec. 4th; and Rob Schneider on Dec. 11th.
As part of their plan to welcome guests back to the venue, Foxwoods said it has reconfigured the theater to operate at 25% capacity and has instituted a reserved entry time system to eliminate lines. Guests will be required to wear face masks and a “maximized ventilation system” will ensure fresh air flow.
“We have been intricately planning how to safely resume live, indoor entertainment for over four months which resulted in a thoughtful and slow process to ensure we rebuilt the right infrastructure in our theaters,” said Monique Sebastian, VP of Entertainment and Entertainment Marketing at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “We’ve remained fiercely committed to only reopening parts of the resort when we feel it is safe to do so. With our new entertainment guidelines, we feel confident we have developed a new standard of safety not only for our guests, team members, and artists, but for the entertainment industry as a whole. Each protocol was developed with our local community in mind, and we’ll be constantly monitoring our approach to ensure the highest level of security.”
However, even as the venue re-opens, Connecticut has seen coronavirus cases spike in recent weeks, particularly in the southeast corner of the state where Foxwoods is located.