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With season half-completed, discounts are still available for Hancher performances

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 1998-99 performing arts season at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium is half completed, but ticket buyers can still enjoy substantial discounts with Hancher's volume-purchase offers.

When tickets to 3-5 events are purchased simultaneously, they qualify for a 15-percent discount. Tickets to six or more events, purchased simultaneously, are discounted 20 percent.

Most events in the season are eligible for the discounts. In fact, during the second semester only "Tap Dogs," "Rent" and "The King and I" are not available for discounts, but even purchases of tickets to those performances count toward the event total.

Hancher box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. From the local calling area or outside Iowa, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance within Iowa and western Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction.

People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

For information on UI arts events, visit on the World Wide Web.

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The University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium -- Spring 1999

January 22 Fri Ko-Thi Dance Company, 8 p.m.
23 Sat Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Sextet
27 Wed Christopher Parkening, 8 p.m.
30 and 31 Sat and Sun BalletMet, Beauty and the Beast, 3 p.m.

February 2 and 3 Tue and Wed Tap Dogs, 8 p.m.
4 Thu Jeremy Denk, piano, 8 p.m., CRH
12 Fri A Great Day In Harlem/Art Farmer, 8 p.m.
15 Mon Monsters of Grace, 8 p.m.
16 Tue Pro Musica Nipponia with Evelyn Glennie, 8 p.m.
23 - 28 Tue - Sun Rent, 2/23-28, 8 p.m.; 2/27-28, 2 p.m.

March 3 Wed The Brandenburg Ensemble, 8 p.m.
5 and 6 Fri - Sat The Holy Body Tattoo, 8 p.m., HL
23 Tue Trio Parnassus, 8 p.m., CRH
25 Thu Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, 8 p.m.
30 Tue Ensemble for Early Music, 8 p.m.
31 Wed Cassandra Wilson, 8 p.m.

April 2 and 3 Fri and Sat The King and I, 4/2, 8 p.m.; 4/3, 2 and 8 p.m.
5 Mon David Finckel and Wu Han, 8 p.m., CRH
10 Sat STREB, 8 p.m.
15 Thu Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m.


May 4 Tue Reduced Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m.

CRH = Clapp Recital Hall
HL = Hancher Loft