After three months of rehearsing and set building the play had to be cancelled on opening night due to flooding in the
Rain drenched and flooded Alamogordo causing streets to be flooded, cars stranded and flooding buildings. The Flickinger Center was among the buildings that was flooded and damaged by the heavy rainfall.
Flickinger Executive Director
"It was really disappointing for a lot of people and there are a lot of young kids in the show who had been working really hard to put on a great production," Mack said. "I think the kids were probably the most disappointed."
The weather dampened the spirits of some of the play's adult actors as well.
"On opening night you never hope to see something like this," said
Orowll, Director of the
"Coming in as everything occurred and trying to save all of the sets," Orwoll said. "All of that was saved so that's a good thing. It just means here eventually the show will go on. The only question now is when."
According to Mack, it cost the
Brinegar is also the father of
He said it was disheartening to have the play cancelled on opening night but he is still hopeful.
"I think we have to go with the theme song from the musical here which is, 'The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow,'" Brinegar said. "Although things are tough right now we will put it together and as quickly as we can bring this great message of hope to the community."
The play's director
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