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Local theater companies postpone April plays

| March 26, 2020 11:41 PM

MOSES LAKE — The COVID-19 outbreak has led to the postponement of two local theater productions.

Basin Community Theatre has postponed its production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” scheduled for mid-April. Producer Marion Wyman said a new date will be determined.

The loss of rehearsal time makes it difficult to reschedule in spring 2020, Wyman said. Also, the production will be in the Moses Lake High School theater, and the school is closed.

Since the annual musical is being postponed, producers are considering a summer theater camp for children, similar to the production of “The Lion King Jr.” in 2019. A holiday show also is being considered.

The Masquers Theater production of “Present Laughter” was scheduled to open April 17 but has been rescheduled. Masquers artistic director Cheri Barbre said it will be presented in February 2021.

Masquers has one more play scheduled for the 2019-20 season. Auditions for “Moon Over Buffalo” were supposed to be April 4 and 5 but have been postponed at least until mid-April. “Moon Over Buffalo” is scheduled to open June 5, but Barbre said the opening date, if the play is presented, will depend on the status of the outbreak.

— Cheryl Schweizer

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