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story.lead_photo.caption JANUARY 2020 FILE: Mike Gorman, in the background, carries lumber to where it's needed as Taylor Hume drills screws to secure the underneath of the stage. Both volunteered in early January to help Capital City Productions try to meet the deadline for their first play in the new location. Photo by Julie Smith / News Tribune.

A fresh bout of winter weather this week caused further delays for Capital City Productions as the all-volunteer group seeks to finish the first round of renovations for its new facility.

The planned production of "I Do! I Do!" has been pushed for a second time, this time to late February.

CCP moved to 719 Wicker Lane in early January after more than a decade at Shikles Auditorium. The group is trying to raise at least $150,000 for the needed renovations at the new building and originally had planned to feature "I Do! I Do!" in late January.

By that time, director Rob Crouse had opted to push back the performance to this week to give more time for needed work.

But the combination of rain and snow that hit Mid-Missouri this week caused significant delays, Crouse said, specifically when it comes to power.

"Ameren UE started working to get the transformer installed, but the rain and snow these last vital days have made that work impossible," a Capital City Productions Facebook post announcing the delay stated. "Working with electrical equipment and water is a very dangerous proposition."

Because of the inability to get the transformer installed, Crouse said, the production will now be pushed to Feb. 27-29 — after the start of CCP's regular 2020 season, which opens Thursday with "Bodyguard: The Musical."

"It was really a circumstance beyond our control," Crouse said.

"I Do! I Do!" was meant to operate as a fundraiser for CCP. In addition to the show, which is cheaper than typical CCP shows as it will not include the buffet dinner, there will be a raffle with several items, including two sets of two tickets to "Hamilton" at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, complete with dinner at the Fox Club.

Crouse said all who have purchased tickets for "I Do! I Do!" will be contacted and given the opportunity to reserve spots at the rescheduled shows. For more information on tickets, call 573-681-9612 or visit capitalcityproductions.org.

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