The show must go on!
In true theatrical tradition, everyone is rallying round Glenrothes Amateur Musical Association to ensure Saturday’s two shows will go on.
An appeal for help following yesterday’s event pic.twitter.com/FFNcyXj2qP
— GAMA (@GAMA_fife) September 29, 2018
The association was hugely disappointed when their staging of Oklahoma! had to be cancelled on Friday September 28 when the Rothes Halls was sealed off following reports of a “suspicious communication”.
The Glenrothes theatre was evacuated at lunchtime when the shocking incident came to light.
Unfortunately, that meant the scheduled performance had to be cancelled.
With the timing of the event leave little time until curtain up to contact the cast, crew and audience menbers, Gama president Glen McGill applauded the huge team effort, including Fife Cultural Trust staff, to try to ensure no one had a wasted journey.
More than 300 people were expected to be heading to see the classic musical.
However, the Rothes Halls was given the all clear by Police Scotland on Friday evening, allowing Saturday’s matinee and evening performance to go ahead as planned.
Gama took to social media to put out an appeal to make both of Saturday’s shows a smash hit.
Glen said: “We are up and ready for making the best of another beautiful day in Fife.”
Saturday’s matinee looks like being a sell out, but there are still around 280 tickets available for the evening show at 7.30pm.
Many people due to see the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical on Friday are unable to get along on Saturday.
But others who have already seen it are coming back.
With Friday’s cancellation, Gama suffered financially.
And so Glen appealed for the public to rally round and ensure the Rothes Halls was packed to the rafters for its season finale.
“Putting on a show like this is highly expensive,” he said, adding it was easy to spend more than £20,000 staging a show of this quality.
“So we are suffering a financial loss from yesterday, ad if you want to support local theatre in our community come along and help us fill the house,” he added.
Gama has been overwhelmed by the support and words of encouragement received.
Some are not asking for a refund to help out. Others are also making donations to the association in a tremendous show of community spirit.
“The show must go on,” he said.
“The company are raring to go and will be putting on two rip roaring shows.”
The box office is taking phone bookings on 01592 611101.