A legendary song and dance man – not to mention Tony Award-winning actor – Ben Vereen, has had to postpone a show in High Point that many fans were greatly anticipating.

This week, High Point city officials announced that Vereen’s acclaimed one-man show, “Steppin’ Out,” wouldn’t take place at the High Point Theater next month. 

The show had been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22.  No new date for the performance has been decided but Vereen said he is guessing it will be sometime in 2022.

“Due to my impending back surgery in December,” a statement from Vereen read, “I will not be able to perform for my beloved audience at High Point, NC.  It is my full intention to perform for you with song and dance later this year.”

The 75-year old entertainment legend added “I look forward to seeing you all soon, and happy and healthy holidays!”

His popular show is a tribute to Broadway that combines salutes to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and others.   

Promotional material for “Steppin’ Out” states that  fans will “experience tunes from Vereen’s earliest Broadway work to more contemporary tunes, including Mr. Bojangles and Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries.”

According to the press release from the city, the theatre will reschedule Vereen’s performance and announce the new date when it’s known.  Tickets for the upcoming show will be available to purchase by phone, or in person, at the box office, which can be reached at 336-887-3001 Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

Tickets are also available for sale online at any time of the day or night.

As is customary with the High Point Theater, discounts of $5 per ticket are available for High Point residents. To receive the discount, residents must call the box office directly. The discount isn’t available for online ticket sales.