By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 13, 2020 at 10:32 AM

Unfortunately, "Up Close (But Not Too Up Close)," a fresh mix of old and new holiday tales by the beloved John McGivern in the Pabst Theater, has been pushed back until spring due to COVID-19.

The shows will be rescheduled, for socially-distanced audiences, for the following dates in February and March and will take on a slightly different theme as UP CLOSE (but not too close) with John McGivern. 

The shows will still include a fresh mix of old and new tales, from John’s childhood days on Milwaukee’s Eastside to recent events in the midst of the pandemic. 

 New dates:

  • Friday, Feb. 26 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 6 – 2 p.m. & 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 12 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 13 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 14 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 19 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 20 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 21 – 2 p.m.

The health and safety of guests is the Pabst Theater Group’s and McGivern’s priority. Following guidelines from health officials, comprehensive safety protocols have been put in place for staff and guests. A full list of protocols and guest expectations can be found on the Pabst Theater Group’s website

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.