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Release: Dec. 3, 1999

Box office closes, re-opens for Millennium Eve sales, closes for winter break

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of Iowa will close Dec. 19-26 and Jan 1-17 for UI winter break. The box office will be open Dec. 27-31 for ticket sales to Hancher's Dec. 31-Jan. 1 Millennium Eve party featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Millennium Eve at Hancher will celebrate an Iowa musical legend, Glenn Miller, in festivities beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31. Hancher's "Swing into the Millennium" will feature dancing on the Hancher Stage to the Glenn Miller Orchestra with champagne toasts and hors d'oeuvres in the lobby, and it will culminate with a fireworks display just after midnight to greet the year 2000.

The box office will resume regular business hours for the spring semester on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. From the local calling area or outside Iowa, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance outside the Iowa City area is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. 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.

People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

For UI arts news and information, and arts calendar updates, visit the ArtsIowa website, www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr