The Orange Theatre Company has been dealt a cruel blow with COVID forcing the cancellation of an upcoming show and the postponement of another.
OTC president Blake Thomas confirmed the performances of Mamma Mia!, which were scheduled to take to the stage in October have now been delayed.
"We are devastated to advise that the current COVID lockdown in NSW has impacted the remainder of our 2021 season," he said.
"The uncertainty of when restrictions will ease has meant we are unable to plan a return to rehearsal date and therefore, have had to make some tough decisions once again.
"We are working hard with the rights holders to secure new dates for these performances and will advise once a decision has been made. All tickets will remain valid for the new dates."
This is now the third time the performance has been put on the back burner, with COVID causing it to be postponed in May 2020 and then later that year in October.
The president also said All Together Now! which was scheduled for November has been scrapped completely.
"The lockdown took hold as auditions for this production were set to take place and therefore, we were unable to proceed," Mr Thomas said.
"We thank everyone who showed an interest in auditioning for this production and hope to see you at future auditions.
"OTC would like to thank everyone for their support, patience and understanding as we navigate our way through this unfamiliar territory. Please stay safe and we will see you all at the theatre very soon."
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