COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

The show will go on in the Lake City as the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre is back in business, just two months after it closed down.

Two months ago board members decided to shut down the theatre, and let go all staff due to budget cuts. Now it's back open and in a new venue.

They've moved from North Idaho College to the Kroc Center. While there are several hundred fewer seats at the Kroc Center, they think they've developed a better plan to keep the theater afloat for the years to come.

The theater also hired Laura Little to serve as executive director.

"I can't tell you how many people came up to me and said, 'How can this happen, we really need to see this theater survive,'" Little said.

Little has held the title in the past, and she said the theatre is back because they've cut back from four productions to two and trimmed their budget. Employees will be paid less and they're considering renting costumes.

"We have another warehouse that we store costumes in. We're going to consolidate. We're going to move the box office there. We're going to maybe even have rehearsals there," Little said.

The board of directors for the theatre said in an e-mailed response to an inquiry they decided to re-open with a new direction since new people and ideas came forward.

Whether the future of the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre is a comedy or drama, Little hopes the community will attend.

"I hope that they'll look at the fact that we're doing our best to keep this theater alive and I hope they will consider supporting us," she said.

The theatre's next production will be My Fair Lady, which opens in July 2014.