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The Applause Theatre Company's production of the Wizard of Oz, billed as the grand opening of the Downtown Arts venue in the former St. Casmir's Church at 64 Church Street in Pittston, has been postponed.

The show will go on eventually, but exact dates have not been determined.

The original show dates were Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 23-25.

In an email Applause Theatre Board explained what happened.

The domino effect from Hurricane Sandy has impacted our progress. Many of the service people needed are assisting those who have greater needs then our building. Even materials to finish our project have been delayed due to the demand in NJ and NY. This situation is beyond our control and must be addressed.

Sadly it means we will not be opening next weekend. Our cast, crew, and supporters have much invested into the production of The Wizard of Oz.

These efforts will not be wasted as the theatre will open soon and the show will go on. We are thankful that we have several options to discuss. It was agreed more time is needed to complete our venue and establish a beautiful show for everyone to be proud of. We are looking at tentative dates in January.

Tickets already sold will be addressed once a date is chosen. We hope you will join us to forge ahead and count our blessings that we have the ability to continue production and establish a place we can all enjoy together unlike so many others who lost everything in the storm. We will continue to up date as the details and plans are finalized shortly.

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