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Water in GBPAC; Jan. 25 Blue Man Group concert cancelled

January 25, 2011

Janelle Darst, director of marketing & operations, GBPAC, 319-273-3676,

James O'Connor, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- At approximately 7 a.m. today a sprinkler pipe located above the GBPAC Great Hall stage was damaged and burst causing water to affect the stage, show equipment and surrounding areas. No one was injured. Due to the need for extensive cleanup and equipment checking, tonight's concert by the Blue Man Group is cancelled.

GBPAC staff are assessing the situation and will make decisions about next steps for ticket holders as soon as possible today. Ticket holders will be contacted by the GBPAC ticket office. The ticket office number is (319) 273-4tix (4849).

At this time, the Blue Man Group shows for Jan. 26 and 27 are still on schedule.

Access to the Great Hall area is limited to cleanup crews. Classes in the GBPAC are not affected.