McCain Performance Series cancels or reschedules remaining shows; offers refund, gift certificate options
Thursday, March 19, 2020
MANHATTAN — The McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University has canceled or rescheduled the remaining shows in its current season. The move comes as the university has limited campus operations at least until the end of the spring semester to follow CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the canceled McCain shows, which include George Orwell's "1984," Homer's "The Odyssey," both performances by Susan Werner, and "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical," the ticket, facility surcharge and sales tax will be refunded to the original ticket holder's credit card used to purchase the tickets. Ticket holders do not need to contact the McCain ticket office to request this refund. If the ticket holder originally paid by cash, check or gift certificate, the ticket office will contact the ticket holder to discuss refund options.
The following McCain shows have been rescheduled for the fall:
• "Anne of Green Gables, the Ballet" will be Sunday, Oct. 4.
• "Piff the Magic Dragon" and Piff's Private Party, a VIP meet-and-greet, will be Sunday, Nov. 1.
• Kool & the Gang will be Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Also rescheduled is "One Night of Queen," which will be Monday, March 22, 2021.
Ticket holders for the rescheduled shows have two options: use their original tickets to attend the rescheduled performance or ask for the value of the tickets purchased, including facility surcharges and sales taxes, be put on a gift certificate that can be used for tickets to any McCain Performance Series shows in the next season.
If the gift certificate option is selected, ticket holders should email the McCain ticket office at email@example.com by June 4. Ticket holders who would like to attend the rescheduled event do not need to contact McCain.
If ticket holders do not let McCain know by June 4 that they want the gift certificate option, McCain staff will consider those tickets transferred to the rescheduled event.
Because the university is on a limited operations status, McCain Auditorium is closed and the ticket office hours suspended. To reach the ticket office with questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be advised that response time may be delayed because of reduced staffing.
The health and well-being of our community is McCain’s top priority during this ever-changing challenge, and we hope these preventative measures — although not ideal — will lessen the impact on our patrons, our campus and our employees," said Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain. "McCain is eager to welcome everyone back to a successful 2020-21 season. We have a historic season planned."