Confed Centre cancels 'Men' show
CHARLOTTETOWN — The poor tourism season has struck the Confederation Centre of the Arts, forcing it to cancel one of its summer productions.
The play Broadway Heroes: A Salute to the Great Leading Men was scheduled to play in the Studio Theatre in August. CEO David MacKenzie cites poor ticket sales for the cancellation, and blames this summer's downturn in P.E.I.'s tourism industry.
"This year's tourism is down significantly to date," says MacKenzie. "We were aggressive in our selection of productions and the number of productions this year. With visitation being down we wanted to concentrate on the shows that are doing better."
David MacKenzie says the centre will not be cancelling any more shows this season.
It's not the downturn in this summer's tourism industry, David. It's a show called Broadway Heroes: A Salute to the Great Leading Men.
That's the reason nobody was buying tickets.