Preview: Gypsy at Davis Musical Theatre Company

Showtimes: Fri 8pm, Sun 8pm, Sun 2pm; Through 11/24; Free; University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis; (530) 756-3682;

Everyone in theater knows that “the show must go on.” Davis Musical Theatre Company knows it a bit more than most.

Two weeks before the opening of a production of Gypsy, the producers were informed that because of a structural issue in another part of their building, the entire building that houses the theater cannot be accessed until repairs are completed.

“Nobody can be faulted,” producer Steve Isaacson said, adding that he was very happy with how the landlords have handled the situation. “They did a great job and I’m very happy with them.” Still, DMTC will not be able to return to the building until at least late November. Gypsy was scheduled to open Nov. 1.

Many venues were explored and proved to be either unsatisfactory or too expensive. The company was able to rehearse at Christ Church of Davis, which had its own remodel program coming up, so performing there was out of the question.

Finally, the theatre found University Covenant Church, where the show will open. “I’ve had more contact with pastors in the past weeks than in a very long time!” Isaacson said, laughing.

The show will be performed with an orchestra, but without costumes or sets and minimal props. There will be no charge for the production (though donations are welcome).

It seemed an impossible problem, but DMTC has found a way to make sure the show will go on, no matter what.