Island theaters put productions on hold due to virus

Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Alyssa Johnasen works at the front desk of Volcano Art Center in Volcano on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The gallery reopened with medium-risk businesses on June 1.

Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Caution tape is drawn in front of a sign for the postponed Beauty and Beast show at Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Board members are taking advantage of the prolonged closure to update and restore the theater.

Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Wendy Peskin looks up while talking with Matt Fisk about the awning at the Palace Theater in Hilo on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Fisk is a structural engineer and is working on updating Palace Theater to keep it structurally sound.

Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A construction worker climbs down scaffolding on May 28 outside the Palace Theater in Hilo. The theater has been closed for over two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The show must go on” is an adage the theater and entertainment community has lived by from time immemorial.