NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University has canceled all public performances scheduled for the remainder of the spring semester in response to SFA’s decision to cancel or postpone all on-campus programs, gatherings and events until further notice due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

This includes all plays, concerts, recitals and art exhibitions and the final University Series and Children’s Performing Arts Series events for this season – the University Series presentation of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” originally scheduled for April 16, and the children’s show “Cinderella,” scheduled for April 28.

On Thursday, SFA President Dr. Scott Gordon announced the remainder of spring semester classes and all summer session classes will be offered online or in distance-education formats. Additionally, until further notice, all on-campus programs, gatherings and events will be canceled, postponed or moved online to a virtual setting. These include office or faculty meetings, student programs and community events, in addition to all athletic events and public performances.

“We are still dying to present the marvelous cast of ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’,’ and they are eager to perform for the SFA and Nacogdoches communities,” said Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series, “but obviously this spring isn’t the time. We’re in discussions about the possibility of a fall performance, but until we’re able to set a date certain, unfortunately we need to cancel the final series event of this season.”

Diane Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of SFA’s children’s series, said, “‘Cinderella’ has been added to next season’s children’s series and will be presented in spring 2021. We are excited that East Texas school children will have the opportunity to see this fun-filled production.”

Refunds for advance purchase tickets are available on request through the event date printed on the ticket. Any ticket money not refunded will be used by the College of Fine Arts to defray expenses already incurred by the event. For details about advance ticket refunds, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For official information about SFA’s cancellation of on-campus activities and the university’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, go to