Thursday, January 3, 2013

Civic Theatre to add college student Rush Tickets

Students at Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College will benefit from a new ticket pricing program being offered at one of Greater Lafayette's longest-running arts and cultural organizations.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette has announced today that it will implement a Rush Ticket program for its MainStage season. All tickets that remain unsold 20 minutes prior to a MainStage season performance will be sold for just eight dollars for students with a current, valid Purdue University or Ivy Tech Community College ID. The tickets normally are priced eighteen dollars.

"College students who purchase Rush Tickets can now attend a full evening of entertainment at Civic Theatre for less than the cost of a night out at the movies," said Steven Koehler, managing director. "Nothing compares to watching live performances, and Civic Theatre has a longstanding tradition of producing some of the best comedies, dramas and musicals for our patrons."

Rush Tickets will be available for the following 2013 MainStage productions:
* Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard. Jan. 18-20, 25-27 and Feb. 1-2.
* The Fox in the Fairway, by Ken Ludwig. March 8-10, 15-17 and 22-23.
* Company, by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. May 3-5, 10-12 and 17-18.

Students can learn the ticket availability for these performances by calling 765-423-7529 during standard business hours the day of the show, or 765-742-8019 one hour prior to show time. Students are also invited to follow Civic Theatre on Twitter (@lafayettecivic) and Facebook for up to the minute updates on the day of the show. Rush Tickets will be released 7:10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday performances, 2:10 p.m. on Sunday performances.

"The Rush Ticket program will continue into our 2013-2014 season for both MainStage shows and our holiday show," Koehler said. "We look forward to announcing that season in mid-March."

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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