Remaining Broadway at Avalon series shows cut

The city has canceled the remainder of the inaugural Broadway At the Avalon series, but season ticket holders can expect a refund for the two remaining shows on the schedule, a city official confirmed today.

When giving a reason for the decision, Debbie Kovalik, acting manager of the Two Rivers Convention Center and Avalon Theatre, as well as executive director of the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, said the “royalty requirements for ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Oliver!’ far exceeded the resources” organizers had. By royalty requirements, Kovalik was referring to the costs associated with producing copyrighted material.

Kovalik said there were 176 season tickets sold for the series. People holding season tickets can expect a letter in the mail in the near future with instructions about how the city will handle the refund process, Kovalik said.

Those who have changed addresses since the theater season began should call Two Rivers Convention Center at 263-5700 to update their information, she added.

“Forever Plaid” and “Cats” also were part of the inaugural season and were staged in May and July respectively.

In response to the city’s decision, Colorado Mesa University will offer discounted season passes to its four-show main stage season for those holding Broadway At the Avalon season passes.

The discounted CMU passes are $50 for adults and $40 for seniors and are available by calling the university’s box office at 248-1604.

People need proof they had Broadway at the Avalon season tickets to get the discount.

CMU’s season begins Thursday, Sept. 27, with “RENT.”

Visit for a schedule and read Friday’s Out & About for more about “RENT.”


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