The Franklin Theatre to Live Stream Last Two Shows Planned for 2020
Shows and events are on sale now for the 2021 performing arts and live seasons
Before The Franklin Theatre will take an extended programming
break through the remainder of 2020, it will host two more live shows: The Gatlin Brothers Fan
Favorites on Saturday, July 25 and Mac McAnally, Friday, July 31. Both shows, which sold seats
at a greatly reduced capacity to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements, are sold
out. Each show will also be live streamed from the stage and tickets for the live stream
performance are available.
Paul T. Couch, executive director of The Franklin Theatre, said he and his team were
investigating doing a combination live show/live stream and these two artists seemed like a
perfect way to introduce this concept that may become the new norm for many live venues.
“We had been negotiating these dates specifically as live, socially distanced concerts with an
added live-stream audience,” Couch said. “Since the idea of a combination live show/live
stream from our theater is such a new and innovative concept, we felt that it was in the
theater’s best interest to try this format out as it may influence the theater’s ability to reopen.”
Both the Gatlin Brothers’ and Mac McAnally’s performances will be live streamed directly from
the stage of The Franklin Theatre. To ensure the broadcast is transmitted in a high-quality
format for the online audience, the live stream will be produced by video production veteran
Alan Reitano and his company, Cypress Creek Creative.
Rudy Gatlin, member of The Gatlin Brothers said he is looking forward to the ‘Gatlin Brothers
Fan Favorites’ concert, even though they won’t be playing to a full-house.
“We just finished rehearsing and it was so much fun playing with them,” he said. “I hope the
fans enjoy hearing the songs as much as we’re going to enjoy playing them. So, get your
In addition to having a virtual front row seat for each concert, live stream ticket holders will be
able to message the artists and the artists will acknowledge and respond to as many of those
during the concert as time permits. Couch said ticketholders will get details on how this portion
of the live stream will work prior to the day of show.
Admission to the live stream shows is limited. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. Doors to the
theater, for those with tickets to seats in the venue, will open at 7 p.m. To reserve your ticket to
the live stream, visit www.franklintheatre.com, or call the box office at 615-538-2076. Box
office hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Also, check out the theater’s 2021 season of shows, which contain new dates for many of the
performances in 2020 that had to be rescheduled due to changes in touring schedules and
other COVID-19-related issues. Most of the live shows and performing arts season were able to
be moved into the 2021 season. That schedule can be found at FranklinTheatre.com/All_Events