2021-22 FAQ & Subscriber Support


We know you have questions. Big questions about safety, seating, digital tickets and maybe even a few questions about the plays we've chosen! We'll do our best to answer those questions below, but if you still need assistance, please email Samara at ssafarik@forwardtheater.com.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Playhouse and though it will look different, we're confident that live theater is back and ready to thrive again.

How can I subscribe to the 2021-2022 season?

Click HERE to visit our subscription page and either renew or purchase a subscription.

Why should I subscribe to the 2021-2022 season?

Besides seeing innovative, professional productions of new works, we've thought of a few reasons that a Forward subscription is a great idea.
* Your subscription provides a per-ticket discount and charges only one $10 handling fee for your entire order.
* In the early part of the season, capacity restrictions are possible. Subscribers will be the first people seated and we'll work with you personally to move to a different day if necessary.
* Guarantee those seats you've worked so hard to get over the years, by renewing before June 18th!
* By subscribing, you show a shared commitment to the work of paying our local Wisconsin artists and ensuring a strong recovery for the arts.

Can I buy single tickets on a show-by-show basis?

Yes! Single tickets are available for sale on a show-by-show basis. We’ll open sales about 3 weeks before the opening of each production.

Mom, How Did You Meet The Beatles? - September 9 - 26, 2021 - ON SALE NOW

The Amateurs - November 4 - 21, 2021 (on sale October 7th)

The Mytilenian Debate - February 24 - March 13, 2022 (on sale January 27th)

Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy - April 21 - May 8, 2022 (on sale March 24th)

If capacity is restricted, we may reduce the number of single tickets available. A subscription is your best chance of watching live theater with Forward in the 2021-2022 season.

Digital single tickets will be available throughout the season.

Are you offering a digital-only subscription?

No. If you know that you'll be enjoying our shows from the comfort of your home, we ask that you purchase a Section B subscription, at the appropriate ticket level. We'll then convert your in-person ticket to a digital ticket.

Digital single tickets will be available throughout the season.

What if I'm not ready to come back to the Playhouse?

We understand that many of our loyal patrons won't be ready to share public space yet and that's ok! While we're not offering digital subscriptions, every ticket in the 2021-2022 season will include a digital option. Throughout the season, we'll ask you to check in with us and let us know if you're planning on attending in-person. If not, we'll convert your ticket to a digital experience and send you a link to watch from home.

Why do you need the names and emails of my entire party?

Throughout the season, we'll update subscribers via email. This could be about safety updates, changes in seating or to check with you about your plans to attend or stay virtual for a performance. We need a reliable way to communicate with all of our ticket holders, whether or not they purchased the tickets. It also keeps the person who placed the order from having to be the messenger. Hopefully it will make it easier for everyone to receive timely and important updates about our season.

What's your COVID Safety Plan?

Click HERE to read our current safety protocols.

Will there be seating changes in the Playhouse?

We're working with the Overture staff to create appropriate seating charts that will adhere to local regulations. While we don't know what the next year will hold, we may have the need for 6' distance, pod seating and possible reduced capacity for at least the first show in September. As the environment changes, we will adapt our seating plans to ensure the safety and comfort of the actors and audience. We'll work on a show-by-show basis and anticipate growing toward 100% capacity.

What if I get sick leading up to the show?

We want all of our patrons to stay safe and healthy. If you’re feeling under the weather at all, please stay home. You’ll have the option to either convert your ticket to a digital viewing (recommended), or exchange to a different day, if seating and schedule allows.

Will I keep my seats?

By renewing your subscription, you'll keep your seats and when we're back to 100% capacity, they'll be waiting for you. Please keep in mind that due to distancing requirements, this season will look a bit different and we ask that you be flexible with necessary seating arrangements.

If you still have questions, simply reach out to Audience & Donor Relations Manager Samara Safarik at ssafarik@forwardtheater.com at any time during the season ahead and we'll assist you.