'Shake It Up' show sells out fast; another one added
April 28, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated July 3, 2012 at 2:03 a.m.
When: Noon and 5 p.m. June 30
Where: Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria
How much: $100, VIP; $25 general admission
For more info: Call 361-237-0351
Tickets for a concert performed by "Shake It Up" stars Zendaya Coleman andBella Thornesold out within 30 minutes Saturday morning.
Promoter Frank Salazar said there were an estimated 1,500 people waiting in line at the Victoria Mall to buy tickets to the June 30 show.
"I was surprised to hear some people stayed overnight," he said.
Parents who walked away empty-handed were disappointed, but not for long.
"They were upset for half a second," Salazar said. "Then I told them we're going to add a second show."
The additional concert will be at noon on the same day.
The Disney Channel show's lead actresses will be at the Victoria Fine Arts Center.
Salazar, a father of five, was surprised by the overwhelming reaction. His daughter, Corina Salazar, is not.
The 14-year-old Howell Middle School student has been a fan since the TV show premiered in 2010.
Her friends and family imitate the dances and dress like the beloved characters, CeCe Jones and Raquel Blue.
"The show gives a good message," she said. "You're never too old to like it."
Like the previously scheduled show, there will be VIP and general admission tickets available for $100 and $25, respectively.
Salazar said he plans to donate two tickets to each elementary school in Victoria.
The details for the added show are not final, but Salazar said the tickets would be available online.
Salazar said he understands how parents want to make their children happy.
"We're going to try to give everybody a chance to see the show," he said.