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Nov. 30, 2007

UI Hancher Auditorium gift certificates are available for holiday giving

The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of Iowa is prepared for the holiday season with gift certificates and tickets for the lovers of music, theater and dance. The Hancher box office will remain open through Friday, Dec. 21.

Hancher gift certificates -- available in $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100 denominations -- may be redeemed for tickets to any of the UI-sponsored 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, productions of the Iowa Summer Rep professional company, UI Symphony Signature Series concerts, major productions of UI Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater, the UI Dance Company's annual Dance Gala and the band department's annual blast, the Band Extravaganza.

Gift certificates may be purchased in person at the box office or by phone - they are not available for purchase on-line. Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m. to 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 online 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's Web site:

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

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 (office), 319-430-1013 (cell),