LYNN HAVEN, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - "We are calling this one play season 850 strong," Director of "On Golden Pond", Lois Carter said.
It hasn't been a typical season for the Kaleidoscope Theatre after the hurricane destroyed their facility they didn't think it would be possible to perform any more shows.
"We lost all of the lobby, our tech booth, all of the front of the theatre was totally destroyed. The stage area also had a lot of leakage, our storage area next store got flooded," Carter said. "It was just like everywhere else and everyone else."
Despite the damage, their first show since the hurricane will debut this weekend, but in a different location at Mosley High School.
"Most of the theatres in the area were so damaged. We did this just because we wanted live theatre back again," Carter said.
Like many people in our area having to adapt to changes, the cast and crew had to practice in a garage while the theatre is getting rebuilt.
"We have no plans to do another show other than this one, we really canceled season 48," Carter said.
The cast and crew say they know the new theatre will come back bigger and better than ever.
The theatre is currently being rebuilt, but there is no completion date at this time.
We also reached out to the Martin Theatre in Panama City, and they are up and running. They moved their movies to the Panama City Center for the Arts. Starting Jan 8th, their "Stage to Screen" series is screening Romeo & Juliet.