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Old Courthouse Theatre's Latest Show 'Suessical' a Success After Fire

Mar 22, 2018 02:09PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
The Old Courthouse Theatre recently underwent reparative construction after a small fire damaged its storage building. 

Courtesy of the Old Courthouse Theatre

All of this happened while the actors for the latest performance, Seussical, were going through rehearsals. As a result, they were forced to practice at other facilities while the theatre was being repaired. 

When the news broke that the fire had damaged part of the theatre, the Old Courthouse Theatre released a statement on their Facebook page, "Thank you to the Concord Fire Department, City of Concord Utilities, and Good Samaritans who quickly responded to the fire that occurred this morning. OCT is extremely fortunate no one was injured during this event. We do not know the cause of this fire, nor the extent of the damage. Thank you for your continued support of Old Courthouse Theatre."

Luckily, the damage wasn't too severe and the show was able to open on time.  

"In less than one week, The Cat in the Hat, Horton, Mayzie, the Whos, and all of the other folks from Seussville will be appearing on the OCT Stage!!!! Yes, OCT is back in business!!" the Old Courthouse happily stated in another Facebook post. 

The latest musical production has been positively received by the community, with reviews on Facebook such as "A delightful evening out for us!" and "It is a great show! And the cast is amazing!" and "We loved it ! Great performance!"

The final weekend of the show is this weekend, the final show on March 25th. Visit to get your tickets! 

​Old Courthouse Theatre was founded in 1976 and originally performed in the historic Cabarrus County Courthouse in downtown Concord. Each season consists of 5 plays, that typically run over the course of 3 weekends.

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