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Tuscarawas News Detail

Theatre Production of OKLAHOMA Cancelled

Posted Jan. 7, 2011

"We have just been notified by the tour agency for OKLAHOMA that they have cancelled their   tour which includes our January 16 performance of OKLAHOMA in our Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas," said Pam Patacca, public relations coordinator for Kent State University at Tuscarawas. "Their decision to end the show's tour early is a circumstance beyond our control. With a near sell-out crowd, we made every effort to avoid cancellation, which included trying to reschedule the performance. We extend to our patrons our sincerest apologies for this inconvenience. All ticket purchasers will receive immediate full refunds, which have already been processed."

Ticket purchasers are currently being notified by e-mails and formal letters regarding the cancellation.

Gary McAvay, president of Columbia Artists Theatricals who are the agents for OKLAHOMA, extended his apologies regarding the cancellation. "I understand that you, your staff and the administration, first and foremost wanted to make every effort to preserve the date," said McAvay. "I especially understand the importance of this in an inaugural season while you are building the trust and support of an audience. For this very reason, I ultimately believe we reached the right decision, as the logistics, timing and earlier play date, each had the potential of further inconvenience to your patrons and staff."

 

 

Media Contact:

Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473, ppatacca@kent.edu

Kent State University at Tuscarawas

Jan. 7, 2011