The flooring installed about five years ago had deteriorated from frequent use, said Michael Andrews, Oakdale general manager. Andrews said that although the flooring could have lasted a few more years, the theater wanted to refurbish it for “Wicked.”
“It almost looks like silk,” Andrews said.
The musical will be performed 16 times from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. It will be the first performance of “Wicked” at the theater.
“It was perfect timing. We’re very excited,” Andrews said. “It’s one of the biggest Broadway plays ever. Who wouldn’t be excited?”
Colonial Flooring America installed new linoleum flooring across the roughly 7,800-square-foot stage, the same flooring material previously on the stage, Escobar said.
Andrews said the theater was “glad to give the business to a local business instead of some corporation.”