Due to low ticket sales, the 25th annual Knight of Stars Talent Extravaganza at Nordonia High School Friday evening has been canceled. The event has not been rescheduled.
Organizer Regina Christy said Thursday that she decided to cancel the annual show due to poor ticket sales, with little more than two dozen sold when the decision to cancel was made. She said there are no plans to reschedule the show, as organizers try to figure out why ticket sales were so low.
"So far, as of yesterday, we sold 30 tickets," said Christy. "At this point, we had only sold $272 worth of tickets."
Christy said she is uncertain the reason for the lack of sales, whether the weather had anything to do with it, but the talent show is usually well attended.
The event typically draws hundreds to see around two dozen acts ranging from local dance studio teams, instrumentalists, singers and other performances — mostly young adults or schoolchildren.
"This was the 25th year of the show," Christy said. "Crazy, right, that we’ve been doing this so long and I’ve never seen it like this."
The event is sponsored by Nordonia Youth to Youth, a youth-led prevention and leadership group with branches at Nordonia High School, Nordonia Middle School, and Lee Eaton Elementary. The group encourages students to make healthy decisions. Christy serves as faculty advisor.
"For whatever reason, it was not meant to be and it was not an easy decision by any means for me to make — it really was not," Christy added. "I called the performers, which were very difficult calls for me to make, but I really thought it was what was best thing to do."
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