For the first time since the Tulsa Performing Arts Center reopened, a show was canceled due to COVID cases.
The producers of “Mean Girls” had to cancel their last two shows scheduled in Tulsa on Sunday.
Now “The Sound of Music” is scheduled to open this weekend.
Celebrity Attractions said all people with “Mean Girls” have been vaccinated, breakthrough cases are therefore a big concern going forward with a busy schedule for the rest of the month. Inasmuch as
After “Mean Girls” canceled its Friday night and Saturday morning shows due to groundbreaking COVID cases, it was true testament to the saying “the show must go on”. Three cast members were flown from Broadway to give the Tulsa PAC crowd a performance on Saturday night.
“We had to run the show for 15 minutes which I think is phenomenal and again the production went smoothly, it was a fantastic performance,” said Kristin Dotson, CEO of Celebrity Attractions.
Dotson said on Sunday that there were more positive tests and that the producers canceled both shows for the day. She said a total of four of the eight scheduled performances have been canceled.
“Whenever you make plans, you never know if it’s going to be canceled or not,” said Jeanna Alexander of Sand Springs.
She went through the PAC on Monday to get her tickets reimbursed.
“It doesn’t change how I feel, we will continue to come here and enjoy all the shows,” Alexander said.
“From what I understand, everyone is fine. We have quarantined them here in Tulsa,” Dotson said. “We’re going to watch them and make sure we can get them back on their feet and on the road.”
But another cast of artists will be back on stage for the public in a few days.
The cast and crew of “The Sound of Music”, directed by Theater Tulsa, undergo daily tests and nearly all are vaccinated.
“Now, with Sound of Music, we are dealing with age groups from the little ones, to the elderly like me. And even then, if the child cannot be vaccinated, we ask that the household be vaccinated that the child comes from, ”said Mark Frie, CEO of Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust.
Frie, who stars as Captain Von Trapp, wants people to buy tickets with confidence.
“We will take care of you,” he said. “If a show needs to be canceled, we’ll give you a full refund of your money. We won’t withhold any charges. We won’t do any of this because we’re all in the same boat.”
Celebrity Attractions encourages you to call the PAC ticket office before purchasing tickets from a third party.
In one example, Dotson said that a woman paid $ 200 for a ticket that had a face value of only $ 79, and Celebrity Attractions has no control over whether this woman will get her money back.