ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF BROADWAY TO ERIE’S WARNER THEATRE
COMING IN FEBRUARY 2022
Erie, PA, November 30, 2021 – Excitement abounds with the return of the Warner Theatre and Broadway. Intermission is over and Broadway in Erie is back with an all-new season!
NAC Entertainment President and Broadway Producer Albert Nocciolino along with Erie Events Executive Director John “Casey” Wells today announced the return of national touring Broadway to Erie’s Warner Theatre.
February 14, 2022, almost two years to the day since the last Broadway show performed at the Warner, Live theatre returns with the new Broadway musical, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN performing for two nights, February 14 and 15.
“We look forward to raising the curtain again with the return of Broadway and seeing our city bustling again with all of the events at the Warner,” said Casey Wells. “The Theatre renovation and expansion will expand our programming opportunities and related economic impact in our community.”
In announcing the new season, Mr. Nocciolino commented, “Having just toured the theatre and seeing firsthand the scope of this project I am beyond excited and ready for the return of Broadway to this magnificent theatre. This project is fabulous, and the Warner Theatre is a real treasure for Erie and the surrounding region. Congratulations to Casey, the entire staff of Erie Events as well as the board of directors.”
Nocciolino went on to thank all of the patrons of Broadway In Erie for their support over the years. “Since January of 1981 when my very first show (A CHORUS LINE) sold out in a matter of days, the Erie community has supported Broadway and the Warner. Thank you to our loyal
season subscribers and patrons for your patience, commitment, and support during this time. We would not be where we are today without all of you,” added Nocciolino.
Beginning with this new season, NAC Entertainment announced that they will be increasing the number of shows and performances being presented at the Warner Theatre. All of the shows that are on the Broadway season package will now be a minimum of two performances. The renovations to the theatre also now allow NAC to present shows that previously could not have played the market due to the pre-renovated theatre’s stagehouse limitations.
Below is a list of the season shows along with the special engagements.
THE NEW BROADWAY IN ERIE SEASON SHOWS
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN: February 14 – 15, 2022
WAITRESS: March 1 – 2, 2022
SUMMER – The Donna Summer Musical: April 5 – 6, 2022
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: May 24 – 25, 2022
BRITISH INVASION: March 9, 2022
ALTON BROWN -Beyond The Eats Tour: April 7, 2022
JERSEY BOYS: July 19 – 20, 2022
SEASON TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE
With two performances of each season show, patrons will now choose Series Package “A” (Opening Night) or Series Package “B” (2nd Night of the show). Season Tickets, priced at $179, $219, $259 and $299 can be purchased Online at BroadwayInErie.com, In Person at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office (Mon – Fri 10:00A – 5:30P and Saturday 10:00A – 2:00P) or by calling the box office at 814.452.4857.
Season Ticket benefits include the same great seat for all performances, the best prices, flexible ticket exchanges within the same show and the ability to renew your seats year after year for all of the exciting future Broadway shows. In addition, Season Ticket members have the ability to purchase tickets to this season’s special engagements in advance of the public on-sale.
INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS
Tickets to each show will go on sale at later dates and will be available at the box office and online at BroadwayInErie.com.
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COVID Safety Protocols for all Broadway In Erie shows is as follows.
Broadway In Erie is adopting the following safety protocols in line with many of the other arts organizations throughout the region and the country
Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test
Patrons will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (14 days post final shot) or a negative test upon arrival.
Early arrival is recommended and patrons should have this information ready to present as they enter the venue, as it will be checked before concert tickets are scanned.
A physical vaccination card or a photo of a vaccination card, along with a valid photo ID, also may be presented for entry at each Broadway in Erie event. Alternatively, proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of performance date or antigen test within 24 hours of performance must be shown upon arrival. Testing locations (including free and nearby options) are listed on the Erie County website – click for link.
Anyone currently unable to get a vaccination, including children under 12, is required to present proof of a negative test. Broadway in Erie accepts the following COVID-19 vaccinations: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen and AstraZeneca.
Face Mask Requirement
Patrons are required to wear face coverings at all times and in all areas of the Warner Theatre, including while seated during the performance. Face coverings should be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, and meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards. Neck gaiters/bandanas or masks with valves, slits or punctures of any kind are not permitted.
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