Jewel Box pushes back ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ opening

The Cold and Flu Season, and Murphy’s Law, are playing havoc with local theater groups.

Citing multiple illnesses, injuries and cast changes, the Jewel Box Theatre has pushed back the opening of the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” a week, from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22.

That brings to four the number of Kitsap productions that have been postponed, mainly because of illness, since November, when the One Time Players put their mounting of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” on hold. That production is scheduled for a second opening on Jan. 14 at the Chameleon Theater in Port Townsend.

Bainbridge Performing Arts‘ musical “Mary Poppins” was forced to postpone the final weekend of its run. BPA was able to resume on Jan. 8, and will wrap things up with shows on Jan. 9 and 10.

Bremerton Community Theatre was slated to open its black-box production of the revue “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” That show was to have opened a two-weekend run at the Robert B. Stewart Performance Hall on Jan. 8, but instead will open on Jan. 15.

Ticket holders for rescheduled performances who haven’t already done so, and those checking on ticket availability, can contact the various theaters at the numbers below:

One Time Players: 360-385-6207, onetimeplayers.org

Bainbridge Performing Arts: 206-842-8569, bainbridgeperformingarts.org

Jewel Box Theatre: 360-697-3183, jewelboxpoulsbo.org

Bremerton Community Theatre: 360-373-5152, bremertoncommunitytheatre.org

— MM

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