SALT Performing Arts Hosts a Good Ol’ Fashioned Variety Show, September 19 – 27, 2020

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts announces two weekends of A Good Ol’ Fashioned Variety Show fundraiser September 19/20 and 27/28, 2020. Pack a picnic or grab takeout from your favorite local establishment and enjoy a talent show extravaganza performed on the beautiful grounds of SALT in Chester Springs.

After a successful summer of the drive-in concert series, SALT Beyond the Walls, SALT is bringing the show back home to the beautiful outdoor performing space behind its’ Chester Springs theatre. For the weekends of September 19 & 20 and 26 & 27, 20 amazingly talented performers showcase their varied acts on the SALT patio stage.

The Variety Show is a fundraiser for SALT and an opportunity for folks of all ages to perform acts that may have been canceled because of the Pandemic lockdown. The event will be MC’ed by two of SALT’s finest, the multi-talented performers and comedians, Sandi Joy Chadwick and Shamus Halloran.

“SALT was not alone in having to postpone and scrap much of our 2020 season because of the pandemic,”  comments Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts.

“Across the board, there’s been so much disappointment as shows, concerts, school functions, and dance/music recitals were canceled. We’ve had to adapt to come up with ways to not only keep SALT financially afloat but to also provide the community a venue to showcase talent that was never seen because of COVID cancellations.”

The Good Ol’ Fashioned Variety Show fundraiser  will be conducted as follows:

  • Admission is $20/person. Reservations must be made online prior to the performance here.
  • Admission to the show will start 30 minutes before the event start time.
  • Show will last approximately 90 minutes. There are bathrooms inside the theatre.
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets.
  • No tents or beach umbrellas in order to maintain the sight lines for others. 
  • Seating locations will be marked to ensure social distance between parties and between the audience & performers.
  • If handicap assistance is needed, please contact Judy Elliott at

Show schedule:

Saturday, September 19: 2 PM & 5 PM

Sunday, September 20: 2 PM & 5 PM

Saturday, September 26: 2 PM & 5 PM

Sunday, September 27: 2 PM & 5 PM

In the event of inclement weather, ticket holders for the affected performance are welcomed to join for a later performance. In the event that the final performance must be canceled, a refund for all ticket holders will be issued.

Since the quarantine began, in lieu of live performances, SALT hosted SALT Beyond the Walls, a drive-in summer concert series at Ludwigs Show Grounds and a weekly Cooped Up Cabaret, a “live” YouTube premiere of SALT performers singing songs that had been chosen earlier in the week via a poll on which SALT followers voted. 

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information, contact Judy Elliott (, 610-513-5839) or visit their website (

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