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The Show Will Go On

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 9, 2005 7:50PM

snowy.jpgThe local theater community weathered the first big snowfall of the season yesterday. Snowstorms can sucker punch a company’s attendance but Old Man Winter was courteous enough to strike on Thursday, when smaller crowds are the norm.

Chicagoist spent last night at The Theatre Building, which aside from a few no shows was not affected by the weather. As our curtain time approached, we were informed that two actors were still stuck in traffic and wouldn’t perform until Act II. Imagine for a moment having to go on stage after a hellish four or five hour commute and you respect these folks even more.

In more unfortunate news, a power outage in the Loop’s Theater District forced last night’s cancellation of Wicked at the Oriental Theater. We have been critical of this show before, but we swear we had no hand in that fiasco. It’s never fun for a company to cancel a show and keep its patrons waiting in the cold, so we fully sympathize. That said, the show has been rescheduled to Sunday night.

A word of advice: now’s the time to check for turned back tickets to that hot show you’ve been meaning to see.