CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 19, 1999
UI Hancher box office has holiday gift certificates
for arts lovers
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office
at the University of Iowa is prepared for the holidays, with gift certificates
and tickets packaged in festive envelopes for the lovers of music, theater
and dance on anyone's gift list. But because the box office will close at
the end of the business day Dec. 18 for the UI winter break, you can't wait
until the last minute!
Hancher gift certificates, available in multiples
of $5, may be redeemed during the next year for tickets to any of the UI performances
handled by the Hancher box office. This includes not only the internationally
renowned music, theater and dance artists presented by the auditorium -- including
events in the season-spanning millennium festival -- but also all the Mainstage
productions of University Theatres, major productions of UI Opera Theater
and the Old Gold Singers, the UI Dance Company's annual Dance Gala and the
UI Band Extravaganza.
For gift-givers who know exactly what performances
their recipients have been dreaming about, the box office will package tickets
to specific events during the remainder of the 1999-2000 season. This includes
Hancher's Millennium Eve celebration, featuring the group that carries on
the tradition of an Iowa legend, the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Among the Hancher events in the spring of 2000 that
promise to be popular choices are the returns of "Stomp" and "Les Miserables,"
cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Memphis R&B Review, "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,"
and world premieres by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the Australian
Chamber Orchestra with UI alumnus David Lang's Bang on a Can, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson
Trio, the Ethos Percussion Group and the Kronos Quartet with soprano Dawn
Holiday gift certificates or tickets from the Hancher
box office may be provided to the purchaser or sent directly to the intended
recipient. The box office will be open Dec. 27-31 for Millennium Eve ticket
Hancher box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays
and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 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.
If your gift recipient has special needs for access, seating and auxiliary
services, 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.
For information on UI arts, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr/
on the World Wide Web.