The main thing that Christopher Rodriguez wants current and potential patrons of Wonder Theatre to know about its big move to Wonderland of the Americas is that it is happening.

“Everyone’s always like, ‘What’s going on? Are you really moving?’ I promise you, yes, it is absolutely happening,” said Rodriguez, the theater’s executive and artistic director.

Wonder had planned to leave its longtime home at the Woodlawn Theatre this past summer. But transforming the former site of the Santikos Bijou movie theater into a live-performance space has taken longer than anticipated, so the latest plan calls for them to move in January.

“Someone recently was like, ‘Reminder: Rome wasn’t built in a day,’” said Rodriguez, who has been with the theater for almost 12 years. “A theater is no different, a new facility is no different. And we are really just making sure that everything is perfect for our audiences the first time that they enter through our doors.

“There’s a lot of stuff to consider in the new space, but we’re really excited.”

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