Nexus Bendigo Youth Theatre performers will unveil their production of Oliver next week.
Oliver will open on Wednesday, August 25, for a run of six shows that ends on August 29. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday.
The youth theatre company secured their new dates on Thursday after their show was postponed when Victoria's fifth lockdown was announced on June 20. Crew started working on the show in 2019.
Director Julie Lovell said the company had been working with Bendigo Venues and Events to secure new dates while the cast stayed positive about the curtains rising on their show.
"It is all systems go to get on the stage," she said. "The Capital has been fantastic. They have been so supportive and want to see the kids go on.
"We will be bumping in on Saturday and Sunday with the tech team and the construction team. There is so much to do. We have all been planning what should be done for weeks and now it is all happening.
"When we get curtain up on Wednesday, the amount of excitement and joy on the kids faces will say it (how much it means). The audience will get the best show every seen."
Current coronavirus restrictions mean the cast will only be able to perform to a maximum of 100 people in The Capital theatre.
"The kids know they are only getting a 100-person crowd but they are still so excited to get crowd," Ms Lovell said.
"If there is only 100 in the theatre, we don't care. When we told them we were going on, they were elated and jumping for joy. They can't believe it is going to happen."
The crowd restrictions mean Nexus will be destined to take a financial loss on the show but it was a sacrifice the company was happy to make.
"It's a matter of getting it on. Nexus will take a bit of hit but Bendigo Baptist Community Care are helping to support the loss that Nexus will take," Ms Lovell said.
"So there will be financial loss but Bendigo Baptist Community Care wants to help Nexus get this on, we believe these kids, after nearly two years working to get the show on, should have the opportunity to get on stage."
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