Monday, July 21, 2014
Seussical performances this weekend will be alcohol-free.
Two weeks ago, NABC was contacted by New Albany RiverStage and asked to arrange beer and wine sales for the three Seussical the Musical shows coming this weekend to the Riverfront Amphitheater.
I agreed to their proposal and worked out time, permits, money and staffing on an otherwise busy weekend. NABC's commitment was to include a percentage of the proceeds to be donated to RiverStage to hep defray expenses.
If this is the first you've heard of it, it's because we all thought it best to respect the nature of the event as family-oriented entertainment, and be low-key about the adult beverage component. I'd been spreading word the old-fashioned way.
Just now, I've been informed that the city of New Albany has asked the organizers to refrain from offering alcoholic beverages for the Seussical event, so if I mentioned it to you recently, please recalibrate and know that the musical will go on as originally planned, without our participation.
Of course, you are encouraged to attend a performance of Seussical, which take place on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. New Albany RiverStage is trying to make a point that if the amphitheater is used for quality events, people will come, and improvements will be justified.
The point being made by the city is harder to fathom, but it isn't as though we're unaccustomed to that feeling.