Jersey Boys show cancellation leaves people out in the cold
People waited in the cold for a show in Kearney only to be suddenly told that it was canceled.
Hundreds of people stood in line outside the Viaero Center on Wednesday evening for a Jersey Boys show that was scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Fans said they waited in line for more than 30 minutes without being let into the building before finding out the show was canceled, and they weren't given an explanation.
NTV News spoke with Scott Allegrini with the Viaero Center who said the third-party company who was handling lights and sound didn't have enough production staff members to put on the show .
Allegrini said they realized they didn't meet the technical requirements of the show at around 6:35 p.m., and staff members began telling fans that the show was canceled.
"We do understand that people are disappointed and they were looking forward to the show and this is not something that we could have foreseen and been ahead of in any way, it's not reflective of the performances that we put on. We fully expect to not be faced with this challenge again," Allegrini said.
He said about 1,100 tickets were sold, and fans will get a 100-percent refund for their tickets, including any fees.
He also said the show will not be rescheduled.
Fans said they drove from as far as Ord and Council Bluffs, Iowa to come to the show.