The Alleghany Highlands Arts Council regrets to announce that its Performing Arts Series season opener on October 11, "Tuesdays With Morrie" with Jamie Farr has been CANCELLED. The decision was made when Mr. Farr withdrew from the production.
Mr. Farr's agent issued a statement explaining that Mr. Farr withdrew from the agreement because his fellow cast-mate (David Keeley) and the show’s director (Ron Ulrich), both Canadians, and have been denied work visas to enter the United States by the Office of Homeland Security.
"We were hoping that an appeal of that immigration decision would set our plans back on track but despite best efforts, that has not happened." said Arts Council Executive Director Tammy Scruggs-Duncan. "I am deeply disappointed that Jamie Farr will not be coming to our stage but we are vigorously searching for a replacement event. My office is in the process of booking a substitution right now."
Scruggs-Duncan continued, "We ask for your patience as we work this out and I promise a suitable solution will be reached. Until then, the season ticket sales campaign is on hold.
Once the new event is in place, those who have already purchased season tickets will have to opportunity to keep their subscription or receive a refund. Customers who have purchased a single event ticket are being fully refunded immediately."
All other events in the 2017-18 Performing Arts Series remain in tact, with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra set to appear on the Curfman Hall stage at Covington High School on December 11. Anyone wanting further information or explanation can contact the Arts Council at 962-ARTS (2787) ... See MoreSee Less
SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE. EARLY BIRD BONUS - if you buy the Performing Arts Series before August 19 you will recieve a FREE ticket to our Special CFHS Alumni event "The Marvelous Wonderettes" (which is not part of the Performing Arts Series.) Call 540-962-ARTS ... See MoreSee Less