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University of Iowa News Release

June 20, 2006

2006-07 Hancher Season Tickets Will Be Available By Phone Beginning July 3

Tickets for the 2006-07 performing arts season at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium will be on sale by phone and at the box office windows beginning July 3. Tickets have been on sale by mail order and through the Internet since April.

A detailed brochure, "It's All Good," remains available, and may be obtained from Hancher box office, 319-335-1160 in Iowa City or toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. E-mail requests should be addressed to And tickets may be purchased on-line -- an increasingly popular option -- at

Volume discounts are available on most events in the season. A simultaneous purchase of five events or more qualifies for a 15-percent discount. UI students, senior citizens and audience members 17 and younger also qualify for special discounts to most events. UI students and senior citizens receive a 10-percent discount on tickets to most events, with $15 Zone 2 and 3 tickets available to UI students for most events. Youth tickets are typically discounted 30 percent, with some events discounted 50 percent.

Designated parking spaces, hearing and visual augmentation units, and large print playbills are available at every event in the Hancher season, and playbill copy especially prepared for the visually impaired is posted in advance at the UI Center for Macular Degeneration website --

Seating for patrons who use wheelchairs is available on a limited basis; reservations are required. When possible, the auditorium will arrange to provide sign language interpretation and tape-recorded playbills; requests for these services must be made one month in advance.

Groups of 20 or more receive a special discount on tickets to most Hancher events. Call 319-335-0009 for information and arrangements.

Corporate, foundation, media and individual sponsors for 2006-07 Hancher season events through the UI Foundation include (in chronological order): CRST International; Darlene and Michael McNulty; KDAT-FM; Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service; Carl and Julie Schweser; Richard and Mary Jo Stanley; Leonard and Marlene Hadley; William and Marlene Stanford; Rhoda Vernon; the Iowa City Press-Citizen; Hancher Guild; Donald Heistad; Gerry Ambrose and Kristin Hardy; Marriott Hotels and Resorts; Gary A. and LaDonna K. Wicklund; Richard and Judith Hurtig; William Matthes and Alicia Brown-Matthes; Mark and Leslie Nolte, Nolte Academy of Dance; Hills Bank and Trust Company; Universal Climate Control, Thomas and Kathryn Nereim, owners; an anonymous family foundation; John and Ellen Buchanan; Mary Keough Lyman; John and Sue Strauss; W. Richard and Joyce Summerwill; Melinda and Eric Bochner, Bochner Chocolates; Dahl Ford of Davenport, Inc.; Leslie Kramer-Weinberger and Miles Weinberger; the National Endowment for the Arts; Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser, Eye Surgeons, Inc.; Mace and Kay Braverman, Southgate Development, Lepic-Kroeger Realtors; Kevin and Pat Hanick; TIAA/CREF; Iowa Memorial Union Catering; Betsy Fahr; William and Karen Rubright; John and Lynne Geweke; Iowa House Hotel; UI Hospitals and Clinics; UI Community Credit Union; Terry and Johanna Abernathy; Everybody's Whole Foods; Cambridge Place Apartments, Phyllis Miller, owner; OPN Architects, Inc.; Sheraton Iowa City Hotel; the Gazette; West Music; Jim and Maureen Mondanaro, Fresh Food Concepts; Comfort Suites; Scheels All Sports; Riverside Casino & Golf Resort; Sandy Heistad; Douglas J. and Linda E. Paul; McComas-Lacina Construction, L.C.; Meardon Sueppel and Downer, P.L.C.; Oaknoll Retirement Residence; Shive-Hattery, Inc.; Peggy Scholz; the Wallace Foundation; and the Hy-Vee Food Store, Waterfront Drive.

Hancher Auditorium summer box office business hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. 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.

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 at

Hancher Auditorium 2006-07 Season


28 THURSDAY -- Chanticleer, "Love's Messengers"

29 FRIDAY -- Los Hombres Calientes


3 TUESDAY -- Martha Graham Dance Company

6 FRIDAY -- Marvin Hamlisch

11 WEDNESDAY -- Sarah Rothenberg, "Epigraph for a Condemned Book"

12 THURSDAY -- Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company

19 THURSDAY -- Batsheva Dance Company

21 & 22 SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- "Rent," Saturday 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.


1 WEDNESDAY -- Musicians from Marlboro, CRH

10 FRIDAY -- Miami City Ballet, "Don Quixote"

12 SUNDAY -- Rob Kapilow, FamilyMusik, "Peter and the Wolf," 2 p.m.

15 WEDNESDAY -- Classical Savion


1 FRIDAY -- Paquito D'Rivera

3 SUNDAY -- The Western Wind, "The Chanukah Story," 2 p.m., CRH

8 FRIDAY -- Dianne Reeves, "Christmas Time Is Here"

10 SUNDAY -- Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, "Fiesta Navidad," 4 p.m.


21 SUNDAY -- Hamburg Symphony

24 WEDNESDAY -- Time for Three, CRH

27 SATURDAY -- Cashore Marionettes, "Simple Gifts," 1 & 4 p.m., HL


6-8 TUESDAY-THURSDAY -- "The Producers"

13 & 14 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY -- Aquila Theatre Company, "Romeo and Juliet"

15 THURSDAY -- Guarneri Quartet, CRH

24 SATURDAY -- Richard Stoltzman, "Salute to Benny Goodman"

27 TUESDAY -- Momix, "Lunar Sea"


3 SATURDAY -- Art Garfunkel

7 WEDNESDAY -- The David Sanborn Group

23 FRIDAY -- Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with Leon Fleisher, CRH


17-22 TUESDAY-SUNDAY -- "Hairspray," Tuesday-Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m.


6 SUNDAY -- David Gonzalez, "The Frog Bride," 2 p.m.

June 1

FRIDAY -- The Bobs

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. unless indicated otherwise.

CRH = Clapp Recital Hall

HL = Hancher Loft

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,