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Local Theaters Working Around Power Outages

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A clock in front of the Boston Symphony Orchestra stopped since the power went out Tuesday night. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)
A clock in front of the Boston Symphony Orchestra stopped since the power went out Tuesday night. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

Like the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, the Huntington Theatre was forced to cancel performances after a transformer fire knocked out power to much of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Tuesday night.

The nonprofit theater company moved its operations to the Calderwood Pavillion in the South End, which was still on the grid.

Standing on a stairway landing next to a make-shift "war room," the Huntington's communications manager Rebecca Curtiss said the power outage has been causing chaos for the theater.

"There have been bi-hourly conference calls among department heads, and many of us are working from our cell phones. There’s a lot of texting is going on," Curtiss said. "And we have a lot of patrons who we need to be in touch with too, to get them re-sat — of course we hate to disrupt our patrons."

Curtiss is confident the show will go on Thursday Night back at the Huntington Theatre.

This program aired on March 15, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Andrea Shea Twitter Senior Arts Reporter
Andrea Shea is WBUR's arts reporter.

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