To FPAC and THE BLACK BOX Ticket Holders

June 10, 2020

Dear ticket holder,

    Thank you for your patronage of THE BLACK BOX and the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC). We are working diligently to move our organization forward and to keep our venue open!  Although our community of performers, creatives, staff, and patrons is resilient and determined, the months of closure and cancelled shows has had a dramatic impact on our financial well-being.  After so much time spent tied to technology at home, I hope that you have a heightened awareness of the value of the arts, live performance, and entertainment close to home. Please consider the ways you can help us at the end of this extended “intermission.”

    The health and safety of our FPAC community is of the utmost concern. We will embrace the Reopening Massachusetts Guidelines as we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to reopen, first with outdoor concerts in the month of July. We can’t wait to see you there!  Before that, please tune in for LET’S GO ON WITH THE SHOW: A Virtual Benefit for the Franklin Performing Arts Company featuring Broadway Stars and FPAC Favorites.  Originally slated for Sunday, June 7th, FPAC made the decision to postpone our event to listen and focus on Black Lives Matter.  A new date will be announced soon and we hope you’ll be there!  The Virtual Benefit offers a chance to thank FPAC for providing months of evening entertainment with Great Performances….From Home on Facebook Live! Many Broadway stars have enthusiastically agreed to lend their talent, while rooting for a comeback for THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, Massachusetts.

    A primary purpose of this email is to provide a status report on the shows that were scheduled March – May, 2020 and to provide you with options for your ticket purchases.

 Legally Blonde   Postponed. This will be the first FPAC musical production when we reopen. Dates TBD!

 Electric Youth-In Concert                        Cancelled – see you next year!

 Broadway in Franklin                              Cancelled – see you next year!

 Culinary Cabaret                                     Cancelled – see you next year!

 Ayla Brown                                              Postponed.  New date TBD!

 Franklin Underground with Gin Dogs      Postponed, new date TBD!

    Please consider donating your ticket purchase in support of the Franklin Performing Arts Company and THE BLACK BOX.  The Coronavirus crisis has created a daunting scenario for the future of THE BLACK BOX and FPAC. As we face the challenges of getting back in business, we are dependent upon the support of successful fundraising, sponsorships for the new season, and the generosity of our donors and patrons. If you are unable to make a tax-deductible donation or to accept a credit for a future performance, you may request a refund. Please email to let us know which transaction you prefer.

    The FPAC community wishes you the best as we look forward to the opportunity to gather together again to celebrate the arts. Please consider helping us in whatever way you are able. Every gift is meaningful and greatly appreciated.


Raye Lynn


Raye Lynn Mercer, Executive Director

Franklin Performing Arts Company


15 West Central Street

Franklin, MA 02038-0048