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July 18, 2011

Tickets for 2011-12 Hancher season now on sale online, by phone, in person at box office

The 2011-12 season for the University of Iowa's Hancher was announced in early June. However, until now, tickets were only available via the order form on the Hancher website. Now tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Hancher Box Office.

A significant number of order forms were sent to the box office over the last month and a half, and some upcoming performances are already nearly sold out. For example, the 7:30 p.m. "Club Hancher" performances featuring the Joey DeFrancesco Trio and vocalist Catherine Russell at The Mill in Iowa City are almost full. A fair number of tickets remain of DeFrancesco's 10 p.m. performance, however.

A significant percentage of available tickets for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, set to perform in the new Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in March, have also been claimed.

The season will get underway at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, when the dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago perform a free, outdoor show on the Hancher Green, located just outside the original Hancher Auditorium. The event is designed to be a farewell to the auditorium and a celebration of all the artistic achievements that have taken place inside.

The free performance is supported by John and Sue Strauss, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hancher Partners, with media support from Press-Citizen Media.

Iowa City will be one of just three stops on the 2011 edition of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra's Holiday Pops tour. At 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, "America's Orchestra," under the direction of Keith Lockhart, will perform holiday classics and original music in a concert that also features a cappella group Rockapella. The event, which will wrap up the Thanksgiving weekend, will be held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Hancher's ticket prices are the lowest on the brief tour, and discounted tickets are available through Sept. 30.

The Holiday Pops performance is supported by ACT, Inc., Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, John and Sue Strauss, Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson and the Hancher Partners, with media support provided by The Gazette and KCRG.

Tickets for the 2011-2012 Hancher season are available from the Hancher Box Office, located in the University Capitol Centre (formerly Old Capitol Mall), at 319-335-1160 or 1-800-HANCHER. Tickets may also be purchased at the Hancher website:

Hancher Season Schedule 2011-2012

Sept. 4
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7 p.m.
Hancher Green

Sept. 15
Bomba Estéreo, 9 p.m.
IMU Main Lounge

Sept. 22–23
Hubbard Street 2, 7:30 p.m.
Space Place Theater

Sept. 29
Joey DeFrancesco Trio, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Club Hancher / The Mill

Oct. 2
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, 3 p.m.
City High School, Opstad Auditorium

Oct. 19
National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China, 7:30 p.m.
Englert Theatre

Oct. 20
National Chamber Choir of Ireland, 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Oct. 27
AnDa Union, 7:30 p.m.
Englert Theatre

Nov. 1
Paul Taylor Dance Company, 7:30 p.m.
West High School Auditorium

Oct. 8–9
Roseneath Theatre, "Danny, King of the Basement," 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Horn Elementary School

Oct. 18
American String Quartet with the Maia String Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Recital Hall

Oct. 27
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra featuring Rockapella, 7 p.m.
Carver–Hawkeye Arena

Dec. 8
Catherine Russell, 7:30 p.m.
Club Hancher / The Mill

Dec. 9
American Beauty Project, 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Casino Event Center

Jan. 28
John Oliver, 7:30 p.m.
IMU Main Lounge

Feb. 2
Stew & The Negro Problem, 7:30 p.m.
Englert Theatre

Feb. 10
Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers, 7:30 p.m.
Englert Theatre

Feb. 23
L.A. Theatre Works, "The Rivalry," 7:30 p.m.
Englert Theatre

March 2
Tower of Power, 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Casino Event Center

March 6
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

March 8
Lucky Plush Productions, "Punk Yankees," 7:30 p.m.
Space Place Theater

March 27
Soweto Gospel Choir, 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Casino Event Center

April 5
Dave Pietro, 7:30 p.m.
Englert Theatre

April 27–29
Working Group Theatre, "Mayberry", Fri–Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m.
Riverside Theatre

May 4
Enso String Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church

May 20
The Gizmo Guys, 2 p.m.
City High School, Opstad Auditorium


STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rob Cline, Hancher, 319-335-3827,; Steve Parrott, University Relations, 319-384-0037,