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VRCFA replaces Peter and the Star Catcher


September 2


In the show’s place, the musical Memphis will be performed on Monday, April 20, 2015.

The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) and Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA) announced today that due to some difficulties in scheduling, the producers of Peter and the Star Catcher, slated to appear in Portsmouth on April 27, have cancelled the performance.

In the show’s place, VRCFA and SOPAA have arranged for a performance of the musical Memphis on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, Memphis is based loosely on the real life Dewey Phillips who was one of the first DJs to play black music on the radio in the 1950s. Set in the underground clubs of Memphis, TN as the first sounds of rock n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream, a young club singer suddenly finds unimagined new opportunities. Through the determination of the DJ, he brings her voice and music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America.

“Memphis was originally one of the musicals we considered for this season. We were very lucky to be able to secure a date in April so close to the date we are replacing,” said VRCFA director Joe Patti.

People who have already purchased tickets for Peter and the Star Catcher will be able to use their tickets for the exact same seats at Memphis.

While Memphis is an exciting show that was a top contender to be included in the season, VRCFA and SOPAA recognize it isn’t the show people expected to see and apologize for the inconvenience. Letters will go out to ticket buyers explaining their options and will contain stickers they can place on the tickets to remind them about the date change.

To learn more about Memphis and options available to Peter and the Star Catcher ticket holders, please visit www.sopaa.org.

The 2014-15 Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association/Shawnee State University season is presented with the support of the Ohio Arts Council, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Shawnee State University Development Foundation, the Martings Foundation and the Scioto Foundation.


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