CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 8, 2001
UI Hancher box office has holiday gift certificates perfect for arts lovers
through Dec. 22
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of
Iowa is prepared for the holidays, with gift certificates and tickets for
the lovers of music, theater and dance on anyone's gift list. This season
the Hancher box office will remain open through Dec. 22, making UI arts gift
certificates available almost 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, 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 provide tickets to specific events
during the remainder of the 2001-2002 season. Among the spring 2002 Hancher
events that promise to be popular choices are the premiere of a collaboration
between Bill T. Jones and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jan.
25 and 26; the martial artistry of the Shaolin Warriors, Feb. 21-22; "Best
Play" Tony Award winner "Copenhagen," Feb. 26-27; the perennially
popular king'singers, March 8; and the brass and drum pageantry of "Blast!",
Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays
and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160.
Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. People with
special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319)
335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who
use that technology.
Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through
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. Information and brochures may
be requested by e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit <www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa>.
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