Aug. 29, 2007
Hancher box office re-opens; tickets still available for all events
Fall classes have begun at the University of Iowa, and the Hancher Auditorium box office has re-opened. Tickets remain available for all of the auditorium's 35th-anniversary season events, as well as major productions of the UI Division of Performing Arts.
For information about discounted Division of Performing Arts subscriptions, visit http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/august/082307performingarts-tickets.html.
A detailed Hancher season brochure, "All the Best," remains available and may be obtained from Hancher box office, 319-335-1160 in Iowa City or toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER, or from the Hancher administrative offices at 319-335-1130. E-mail requests should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. And tickets may be purchased online -- an increasingly popular option -- at http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu.
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.
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.
Designated parking spaces, hearing and visual augmentation units, and large print playbills are available at every event in the Hancher season.
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 2007-08 Hancher season events through the University of Iowa Foundation include (in chronological order): Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser, Eye Surgeons Associates, PC; Iowa Memorial Union Catering; William H. and Bertha S. Olin; Himie Voxman; Iowa House Hotel; The Gazette; Gary A. and LaDonna K. Wicklund; Cedar Graphics Inc.; Iowa State Bank & Trust Company; Scheels All Sports; Sheraton Iowa City Hotel; an anonymous family foundation; Richard and Mary Jo Stanley; Cambridge Place Apartments, Phyllis H. Miller, Kay Adams, and Clark Adams; CRST International; Betsy Fahr; Leonard and Marlene Hadley; Darlene and Michael McNulty; Roger and Gayle Klouda; James B. and Darlene E. McCord; McDonald Optical; John and Danette Raley, American Family Insurance, RE/MAX Partners; the Iowa City Press-Citizen; Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service; Oaknoll Retirement Residence; Hills Bank and Trust Company; Meardon, Sueppel and Downer P.L.C.; McComas-Lacina Construction L.C.; Douglas and Linda Paul; Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering; John and Sue Strauss; Universal Climate Control, Thomas and Kathryn Nereim, owners; Miles Weinberger and Leslie Kramer-Weinberger; Marriott Hotels & Resorts; the UI College of Law in honor of Dempsey J. and Mary Thomas Prappas; Sandy Heistad; Ralph H. and Marcia A. Congdon; Donald W. Heineking; William Matthes and Alicia Brown-Matthes; Rex Montgomery; Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman, L.L.P.; West Music Company; John and Lynne Geweke; Carl and Julie Schweser, University of Iowa Community Credit Union; Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson; the Hancher Alumni Student Group; Hancher Guild; George and Lois Eichacker; Mark and Leslie Nolte, Nolte Academy of Dance; Terry and Johanna Abernathy; Everybody's Whole Foods; Toyota/Scion of Iowa City and ABRA Auto Body and Glass; Kenneth and Jessica Malloy, William and Marlene Stanford; Richard and Judith Hurtig; Riverside Casino & Golf Resort; KDAT-FM; George A. and Barbara J. Grilley, Mary Keough Lyman; W. Richard and Joyce Summerwill; Daryl K. and Nancy J. Granner; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Rhoda Vernon; Jordan L. and Jana E. Cohen; William and Karen Rubright; Hy-Vee Food Store, Iowa City, Waterfront Drive; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. 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 email@example.com.
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HANCHER AUDITORIUM 2007-08 SEASON
20 -- Tango Buenos Aires, "The Four Seasons"
22 -- Lewis Black
1 - Queen Latifah
4 -- Rinde Eckert, "Horizon"
9 -- Orion String Quartet and David Krakauer
10 -- Pat Metheny Trio
12 -- Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
19 & 20 -- Cirque Works' "Birdhouse Factory"
1 -- Russian Patriarchate Choir
6 -- Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, "Blind Date"
8 -- St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
9 -- DBR and The Mission
5 -- "A Rockapella Holiday"
8 -- Sweet Honey in the Rock
12-15 -- "My Fair Lady"
26 -- Turtle Island String Quartet and Stefon Harris, "The Divine Duke"
30 -- L.A. Theatre Works, "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers"
7 - BB King
10 -- Gil and Orli Shaham
12 -- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, "The Love Songs of Duke Ellington"
23 -- Pablo Ziegler and Claudia Acuña
24 -- Axis Theatre Company, "The Number 14"
29 -- Simon Shaheen and Qantara
6 -- Angélique Kidjo
7 & 8 -- "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
11 -- State Ballet of Georgia, "Giselle"
29 -- Ying Quartet and Tod Machover
4-6 -- "Movin' Out"
8 & 9 -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
12 -- Robert and Rebecca Bluestone, "Woven Harmony"
13 -- Emerson String Quartet and Wu Han
11 -- Cyro Baptista and Beat the Donkey
14 -- Rubberbandance Group
For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to http://list.uiowa.edu/archives/acr-news.html, click the link "Join or leave the list (or change settings)" and follow the instructions.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, firstname.lastname@example.org