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University of Iowa News Release

April 7, 2006

'It's All Good' During 2006-07 Season At Hancher Auditorium

Tickets are now on sale for the 2006-07 performing arts season at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium. A brochure, “It’s All Good,” was shipped to Hancher’s full mailing list on April 7. Brochures may also be obtained from the Hancher box office 319-335-1160 in Iowa City or toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. E-mail requests should be addressed to Hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu.

Order forms may be returned immediately by mail or fax, and starting Monday, April 10, the auditorium’s website -- www.hancher.uiowa.edu -- will have downloadable order forms, and direct ticket orders will be possible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All advanced ticket orders will be held until tickets are assigned in June.

Are you a fan of Broadway and theater? In 2006-07 Hancher will present "The Producers," "Rent" and "Hairspray," as well as Aquila Theatre's "Romeo and Juliet."

Looking for entertainment choices that will satisfy the whole family: the Cashore Marionettes, the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, FamilyMusik's "Peter and the Wolf" with the PickleShoes Dance Company, the Western Wind's "Chanukah Story," Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and Momix may be just what you are seeking.

Or perhaps your taste is music, from ethnic to pop to classical? Chanticleer, Los Hombres Calientes, Marvin Hamlisch, Art Garfunkel, Musicians from Marlboro, Sarah Rothenberg, the Hamburg Symphony, the Guarneri Quartet, Time for Three and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra are all coming to Hancher in 2006-07.

Jazz, cool or hot, is your bag? Then you will want to get concerts by Paquito D'Rivera, Dianne Reeves, in a special holiday show, one-time UI student David Sanborn and Richard Stoltzman's "Salute to Benny Goodman" on your calendar.

If dance is your preference, Hancher will host the Martha Graham Dance Company in celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Batsheva Dance Company, "Classical Savion" and the Miami City Ballet's "Don Quixote" are coming, too.

Hancher's ambitious statewide project "Spot: The Hancher Family Arts Adventure" enters its third year with residencies and performances by the a-cappella vocal group the Bobs and master theatrical storyteller David Gonzales.

Launched with funding by the Wallace Foundation, "Spot" is an audience-building, family-oriented partnership with the Iowa communities of Spencer, Perry, Iowa City and Marshalltown. As in the first two seasons, the "Spot" events in Hancher will feature a family picnic, included in the ticket price.

Hancher will offer pre-performance themed dinners in conjunction with the performances by Chanticleer, Art Garfunkel, the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, the Miami City Ballet, Paquito D'Rivera, the Hamburg Symphony, Aquila Theatre Company and David Sanborn.

Advance ticket buyers not only enjoy the best choice of seats, but also can take advantage of volume discounts on most events in the season. A simultaneous purchase of five events or more qualifies for a 15-percent discount. Purchases made before the end of June may be paid through Hancher's installment plan.

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.

Hancher's top seating priority goes to Hancher Circle contributors at the $500 level and above. Contributors at this level who order tickets before May 31 receive the first seating assignments, in the order that their forms are received, and according to level of donation.

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 -- http://www.c4md.org/hancher/tech.html.

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 2006-07 Hancher season events through the University of Iowa Foundation include (in chronological order): CRST International; Darlene and Michael McNulty; KDAT-FM; Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service; Carl and Julie Schweser; Richard and Mary Jo Stanley; Leonard and Marlene Hadley; William and Marlene Stanford; Rhoda Vernon; the Iowa City Press-Citizen; Hancher Guild; Donald Heistad; Gerry Ambrose and Kristin Hardy; Marriott Hotels and Resorts; Gary A. and LaDonna K. Wicklund; Richard and Judith Hurtig; William Matthes and Alicia Brown-Matthes; Mark and Leslie Nolte, Nolte Academy of Dance; Hills Bank and Trust Company; Universal Climate Control, Thomas and Kathryn Nereim, owners; an anonymous family foundation; John and Ellen Buchanan; Mary Keough Lyman; John and Sue Strauss; W. Richard and Joyce Summerwill; Melinda and Eric Bochner, Bochner Chocolates; Dahl Ford of Davenport, Inc.; Leslie Kramer-Weinberger and Miles Weinberger; the National Endowment for the Arts; Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser, Eye Surgeons, Inc.; Mace and Kay Braverman, Southgate Development, Lepic-Kroeger Realtors; Kevin and Pat Hanick; Iowa Memorial Union Catering; Betsy Fahr; William and Karen Rubright; John and Lynne Geweke; Iowa House Hotel; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; University of Iowa Community Credit Union; Terry and Johanna Abernathy; Everybody's Whole Foods; Cambridge Place Apartments, Phyllis Miller, owner; OPN Architects, Inc.; Sheraton Iowa City Hotel; the Gazette; West Music; Jim and Maureen Mondanaro, Fresh Food Concepts; Comfort Suites; Scheels All Sports; Riverside Casino & Golf Resort; Sandy Heistad; Douglas J. and Linda E. Paul; McComas-Lacina Construction, L.C.; Meardon Sueppel and Downer, P.L.C.; Oaknoll Retirement Residence; Shive-Hattery, Inc.; Peggy Scholz; the Wallace Foundation; and the Hy-Vee Food Store, Waterfront Drive.

Hancher Auditorium box office 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 for the 2006-07 season may also be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website -- www.hancher.uiowa.edu -- starting Monday, April 10. All advanced ticket orders will be held until tickets are assigned in June.

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: hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu.

Hancher Auditorium

2006-07 Season

September

28 THURSDAY -- Chanticleer, "Love's Messengers"

29 FRIDAY -- Los Hombres Calientes

October

3 TUESDAY -- Martha Graham Dance Company

6 FRIDAY -- Marvin Hamlisch

11 WEDNESDAY -- Sarah Rothenberg, "Epigraph for a Condemned Book"

12 THURSDAY -- Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company

19 THURSDAY -- Batsheva Dance Company

21 & 22 SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- "Rent," Saturday @ 2 & 7:30 pm; Sunday @ 2 pm

November

1 WEDNESDAY -- Musicians from Marlboro, CRH

10 FRIDAY -- Miami City Ballet, "Don Quixote"

12 SUNDAY -- Rob Kapilow, FamilyMusik, "Peter and the Wolf," 2 pm

15 WEDNESDAY     -- Classical Savion

December

1 FRIDAY -- Paquito D'Rivera

3 SUNDAY -- The Western Wind, "The Chanukah Story," 2 pm, CRH

8 FRIDAY -- Dianne Reeves, "Christmas Time Is Here"

10 SUNDAY -- Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, "Fiesta Navidad," 4 pm

January

21 SUNDAY -- Hamburg Symphony

24 WEDNESDAY -- Time for Three, CRH

27 SATURDAY -- Cashore Marionettes, "Simple Gifts," 1 & 4 pm, HL

February

6-8 TUESDAY-THURSDAY -- "The Producers"

13 & 14 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY -- Aquila Theatre Company, "Romeo and Juliet"

15 THURSDAY -- Guarneri Quartet, CRH

24 SATURDAY -- Richard Stoltzman, "Salute to Benny Goodman"

27 TUESDAY -- Momix, "Lunar Sea"

March

3 SATURDAY -- Art Garfunkel

7 WEDNESDAY -- The David Sanborn Group

23 FRIDAY -- Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with Leon Fleisher, CRH

April

17-22 TUESDAY-SUNDAY -- "Hairspray," Tuesday-Sunday @ 7:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2 pm

May 6 SUNDAY -- David Gonzalez, "The Frog Bride," 2 pm

June 1 FRIDAY -- The Bobs

Performances start at 7:30 pm unless indicated otherwise.

CRH = Clapp Recital Hall

HL = Hancher Loft

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, 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: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu

PHOTOS will be available at http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher/media05.html