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Shows change venues after Sagebrush Theatre emergency closure

February 15, 2019 - 12:38 PM

KAMLOOPS -  The Sagebrush Theatre in Kamloops has been temporarily closed due to a fault in the roof.

The City of Kamloops and Western Canada Theatre sent out a press release announcing the immediate closure of Kamloops' 685-seat theatre, for "urgently-needed building repairs."

"During a routine technical setup, a serious structural issue was discovered in the roof of the audience chamber that requires immediate attention," the release says. "Engineers are investigating and we do not yet have a timeline for the resolution of this situation."

Ticket holders are asked to refrain from contacting the box office until after the theatre sends correspondence regarding alternate arrangements for Sagebrush Theatre events.

READ MORE: Sagebrush catwalk remains closed off; technician still recovering

The Western Canada Theatre’s production of "Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story" will be presented at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre’s Theatre. Dates now run from Feb. 19, to Feb. 27. There may also be shows on Friday, Mar 1, and Saturday, Mar 2, but the theatre says they will confirm as soon as possible. 

The release says the production will be done with the full set, lighting and performers. 

For those who have bought tickets in which the date or time has not been changed, seat numbers will be reassigned automatically to duplicate the originals as best as possible. The new tickeets will be available at the door. Those with particular seating concerns, can contact the Box Office at 250-374-5483. Though they say the call volume will be higher than usual during this time. 

The new schedule for Buddy runs as follows. Those in bold have not changed date or time.

Tuesday, Feb 19 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 21 –7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb 22 – 2:00 p.m. matinee
Friday, Feb 22 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 23 – NO PERFORMANCE
Sunday, Feb 24 – 2:00 p.m. matinee
Sunday, Feb 24 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 27 – 11:00 a.m. matinee
Wednesday, Feb 27 – 7:30 p.m.

Those who do not see their booked dates in the list will be contacted soon to make arrangements to reschedule your tickets. If you already know you have some flexibility, call 250-374-5483.

This past January a Kamloops philanthropist donated land for a new performing arts centre to be installed. It was brought to Kamloops city council with unprecidented support.

Go here to read more stories on the Sagebrush Theatre.

Go here to read more about efforts to add a performing arts centre in Kamloops.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shelby Thevenot or call (250) 819-6089 or email the editor You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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