Technical issues scrub ‘Jersey Boys’ matinee

Proctors' matinee performance of "Jersey Boys" came to a crashing halt this afternoon following comp

Proctors’ matinee performance of “Jersey Boys” came to a crashing halt this afternoon following computer failure that stymied the production company’s audio equipment.

Philip Morris, Proctors’ chief executive officer, said a computer used by the company to control the sound system malfunctioned after Wednesday evening’s performance. Then, before the afternoon performance, the backup computer the company was using failed to boot, leaving Proctors with no alternative other than to cancel the performance.

“In my 37 years, this has never happened before,” he said.

About 2,400 people were on hand to watch the matinee. Morris said Proctors box office has space in other performances and was able to find seats for many of the patrons who couldn’t see the show today.

“We don’t have a lot of room, but enough room to accommodate everyone,” he said.

Morris said the company was able to get a replacement computer delivered from New York City, meaning this evening’s performance shouldn’t be affected.

The North American National Tour production of the 2005 Broadway smash about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is scheduled to run at Proctors until March 18.

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