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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 5, 2004

Discounted Tickets Still Available For Performing Arts Events

Discounted tickets for Spring-semester events presented by the University of Iowa Division of Performing Arts -- University Theatres Mainstage, the University Symphony and Choruses and the Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater -- are still available through the Hancher Auditorium box office.

Discounts are available for any package that includes four or more events. At this time, five productions are scheduled for the spring semester among the three performance areas. A discount of 20 percent is available for any purchase of four or five events.

"Even though the season is half over, it's still not too late to choose your own discount package," Division of Performing Arts Marketing Director Judith Moessner said. "And with events like 'Angels in America,' Mozart's 'Requiem' and 'Carmen' in the Spring semester, some of the biggest and most exciting performances of the year are definitely still to come."

These events are detailed in the Division of Performing Arts season brochure that covers the full 2003-04 academic year. Copies of the brochure, which includes complete ticket information and an order form, are available from the division's marketing office at 319-335-3213 or division-performing-arts@uiowa.edu.

Spring-semester events that available in a discounted package of four or five events are:
-- University Theatres Mainstage production of "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner, Feb. 5-15;
-- the Iowa Partnership in the Arts world premiere of "The Seven" by hip-hop theater pioneer Will Power, Feb. 25-March 7;
-- the University Symphony and Choruses performance of "Mozart's Immortal Requiem" March 24;
-- University Theatre's Mainstage production of "Far Away" by Caryl Churchill, April 8- 18; and
-- the UI Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen," April 30-May 2.

More information on the theatres' season may be found on the world wide web at http://www.uiowa.edu/~theatre/production/season.htm.

Hancher Auditorium box office school-year business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-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 also may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Hancher box office website: http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher

Hancher box office 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.

The Division of Performing Arts is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.