Local citizens ‘no fun’

Back in April, when it was announced that “A Chorus Line” was coming to the AESC, I was the first in line to buy tickets.

Back in April, when it was announced that “A Chorus Line” was coming to the AESC, I was the first in line to buy tickets.

Finally, Abbotsford was going to get a real Broadway quality show!

Imagine my disappointment when the day before the show was due to come, I received a phone call from the AESC saying that the show had been cancelled.

Surprise, surprise – it had been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

We had an amazing opportunity to be able to stay in our own town and see a show that ran for over 6,100 performances on Broadway, won nine Tony Awards, and still holds the records as one of the longest running shows on Broadway, and we blew it.

I know that ticket sales for the Heat hockey games have been low for a variety of reasons – people are resentful of the money spent on the arena, and the Heat are not the Canuck affiliate – but when an opportunity to see a performance like this can’t get enough butts in the seats, that’s pretty sad.

People say that Abbotsford is a no-fun town?

I beg to differ.  I think it is the citizens that are no fun.

Kim Schuurman

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