Monday, November 30, 2015

Give the gift of entertainment for the holidays!

In the past few years, there has been a lot of lip service given to the idea of giving the gifts of EXPERIENCES to yourself and to others.  Many would say that we live in a world cluttered with *things* and while we do need a certain amount of *things* to function in the 21st Century, we could also stand to forego some things and let the power of experiences do its magic instead.

Have you ever been able to witness a child's first experience as an audience member at a performance?  I can assure you that it is magical moment.  Choose tickets to Annie or Three Little Birds, both coming up in February, to see it happen for yourself.

Do you have a family member or friend whose possessions create a real challenge for you when trying to determine an appropriate gift for them?  A Sangamon Auditorium gift certificate can be redeemed toward any Sangamon Auditorium event tickets, which means you don't even need to know if the person's taste would lean more toward Broadway, traditional Irish music, non-traditional organ music, or the world's greatest living tap dancer.

And what about for yourself?  Do you remember and cherish that flatscreen television you bought five years ago on Black Friday, or has it already hit the electronics recycling center and its memory been erased?  How about that time you enjoyed an intimate evening with friends at a concert by an artist you really cared about...or an artist you knew nothing about until that evening?  I would argue that the stronger connection was probably forged by the live experience.

I encourage you to invest in that live experience for yourself and for others this holiday season!

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