Lesher Center for the Arts to host virtual performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) — Performing arts and live theater are just some of the many industries that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek closed their doors to the public and suspended all performances amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It is a true loss to theater,” said Scott Denison, General Manager for the Lesher Center for the Arts. “We’ve lost an entire season of shows.”

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During a typical year, the Lesher Center for the Arts puts on 850 performances in front of 350,000 theater enthusiasts.

“COVID has really taken people by surprise,” said Denison. “My only hope is that we can get back to it soon and get actors working, designers working, directors working. So, that theater within a year of coming back, can be back where we were. We are basically an economic driver for this part of Walnut Creek and being closed certainly affects the downtown economy.”

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