Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Seinfeld returning to Sangamon Auditorium

Jerry Seinfeld is to return to Sangamon Auditorium this fall for what will be the comedian’s third visit to the venue.

The show is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 9, a Friday.

Tickets are $79.50 and $64.50 and go on sale to Friends of Sangamon Auditorium at the Terrific level and above ($100 level) - Wednesday, August 26, 10 a.m.

On sale to the general public - August 31, 10 a.m.

Article by Brian Mackey
The State Journal-Register
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Monday, August 24, 2009

On sale today, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. - Create Your Own Series Packages and Individual Visiting Artists and Family Series Tickets

The moment you have all been waiting for! Call and place your orders today!

Create Your Own Series - Simply select at least 4 events from the Visiting Artists, Broadway and /or Family Series at UIS and receive a up to 20% discount for each ticket purchased. Along with the discount, patrons that purchase a Create Your Own Series package receive early access to Broadway at UIS events like Avenue Q, Cirque Dreams Illumination, Cabaret, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles and more!

Individual Visiting Artists and Family Series tickets - Starting today, patrons can purchase individual tickets to the following events:

An Evening with Garrison Keillor - Monday, September 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Emmanuel - Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company - Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Darwin the Dinosaur - Corbian Visual Arts and Dance - Friday, October 16, 2009, 7 p.m.

An Evening with Brian Wilson - Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway - Saturday, October 24, 2009, 8 p.m.

Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble - Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Russian Ballet Gala: In an Afternoon of Ballet’s Greatest Hits - Sunday, January 17, 2010, 3 p.m.

Ralph’s World - Saturday, January 23, 2010, 11 a.m.

Band of the Irish Guards / Royal Regiment of Scotland - Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring John Hammond - Saturday, February 20, 2010, 8 p.m.

Junie B. Jones - Friday, February 26, 2010, 7 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet - Friday, March 5, 2010, 8 p.m.

Ballet Folklórico de México - Friday, March 12, 2010, 8 p.m.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Chic Gamine - Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - 2010-2011 Season Announcement Event - Friday, June 18, 2010, 8 p.m.

Individual tickets may be purchased online at: www.sangamonauditorium.org , by phone at 217-206-6160 or 1-800-207-6960, or in person at the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office on level 2 of the Public Affairs Center, MS PAC 292 at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Create Your Own Series packages are not available on line.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Take Your Experience to the Next Level - Become a Friend of Sangamon Auditorium

Friends of Sangamon Auditorium are patrons who have chosen to take their experience to the next level by making a donation and supporting the performing arts in central Illinois. Friends' contributions directly help Sangamon Auditorium meet its mission by enabling us to bring in world-class performers and supporting educational activities such as artist residencies, workshops, and the Class Acts series of performances for students.

Friends are currently enjoying a pre-purchase opportunity for the Create Your Own Series and individual tickets to Visiting Artists and Family Series events. This means Friends can buy tickets now - before they go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 24, at 10 a.m.

You too can take advantage of this pre-purchase opportunity by joining the Friends of Sangamon Auditorium today. Call the Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960 and let the ticket seller know you wish to become a Friend.

Sangamon Auditorium offers 6 levels of membership - Good Friend $50, Terrific Friend $100, Marvelous Friend $200, Fabulous Friend $350, Spectacular Friend $500, and Grand Friend $1000. Along with supporting the arts in central Illinois, the benefits of being a Friend include
  • Pre-purchase opportunities (for Friends at the Terrific Level and above)
  • Premium parking vouchers (for Friends at the Terrific Level and above)
  • Invitations to special events including cast parties and pre-show dinners
  • Recognition in Sangamon Auditorium show programs

Call the Ticket Office today and take your experience to the next level.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Become a 2009-2010 Sangamon Auditorium Usher

Have you ever wanted to be “in the know” when it comes to arts and entertainment in Springfield? Ever wanted to be a closer part of the action – more than just a ticket holder? Well, you might want to consider joining the Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association (SAVA) and becoming a volunteer usher.

A dedicated, trained corps of over 200 volunteers, SAVA members make up a team of ushers that help greet, tear tickets, hand out show programs and ensure the safety and comfort of patrons attending performances and other events at Sangamon Auditorium and the UIS Studio Theatre. Our volunteers also have opportunities to provide support, if interested and available, in the administrative office as needed assisting with marketing, community outreach and the Auditorium’s educational and family programs.

In August each year, we welcome new volunteers to the corps at New Usher Training and refresh the skills of our returning corps at Returning Usher Training.

Sangamon Auditorium Volunteers are requested to volunteer for at least three events a semester and required to attend at least one annual training session. Two training sessions for New Ushers will be offered during the month of August: Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 30 at 3 p.m. New volunteers are only required to attend one of the sessions. Training sessions begin in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby and last approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours. Those planning to attend a training session are asked to RSVP by calling the volunteer hotline at 217.206.8288 or sending an email to audfohga@uis.edu.

For a complete description of volunteer responsibilities and expectations, please visit www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/support/SAVA.htm. For additional information, or to join the Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association, contact the volunteer hotline at 217.206.8288 or send an email to audfohga@uis.edu.