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University of Iowa News Release


June 25, 2007

Hancher Season Tickets Will Be Available By Phone Beginning July 2

Tickets for the 2007-08 performing arts season at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium -- the auditorium's 35th-anniversary season -- will be on sale by phone and at the box office windows beginning Monday, July 2. Tickets have been on sale by mail order and through the Internet since April.

A detailed 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 And tickets may be purchased online -- 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 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 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. 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:

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20 -- Tango Buenos Aires, "The Four Seasons"

22 -- Lewis Black


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"


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 To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to, 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 52242-2500

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




For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to, 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 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073; cell: 310-430-1013;

PHOTOS are available at