‘Wicked’ works to remind fans of cancellations
BY STEVEN MARK / firstname.lastname@example.org
Producers of “Wicked,” the hit Broadway touring show currently playing at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, want to issue one final warning to people who still have tickets for performances originally scheduled from Saturday night, Jan. 12, through Wednesday, Jan. 16 — they were canceled long ago.
The show was able to contact most ticket holders through outlets such as Ticketmaster, but there are “a few hundred people” who either bought tickets with cash or left no contact information and could not be reached directly, said Kristin Jackson, a local spokeswoman for the show.
The cancelations were necessitated by the travel schedule of the touring production and were first announced in mid-September. Shows were added in November to make up for the lost dates. “Wicked” ends its run with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday; all remaining performances are sold out.
“We’ve taken out ads, we’ve talked about it in radio interviews, we’ve done a press release trying to get the word out,” Jackson said, conceding that “there will be people who show up to those shows next because no one was ever able to reach them.” She expressed particular concern for people coming in from the other islands for the show.
“But it’s just a word to the wise to give your contact information when you purchase tickets,” she said. “We would love to accommodate them in other ways, and that’s either refunding or putting them into one of the other shows we have coming up, Blue Man Group or Rain,” she said.
“Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles” appears at the Blaisdell for eight shows from May 14 through May 19, and the Blue Man Group will give eight performances at the
Blaisdell from June 18 through June 23.