CenterStage’s 2015-16 season is off to a rollicking start, with season tickets getting snatched up quickly. If you want to make sure you have a spot, you’d better buy yours right away.
“We expect to sell out season tickets this year,” said Lenae Price, CenterStage development and outreach manager. “There are only so many seats in the theater, and they are going fast.”
Some nights are already nearly sold out.
The biggest draw for the season tickets this year is the recent purchase of new chairs for the auditorium, Price said. The chairs were debuted in Fiddler on the Roof to great acclaim. “Especially for those longer musicals, some people were hesitant to sit in those awful chairs we had before. These chairs remain comfortable no matter how long the show is.”
Another big draw is the VIP lounge, Price added. Started this year, the VIP lounge allows customers to sit comfortably and enjoy refreshments before the show and be escorted into the show before the people in line. Those seats are selling fast, too.
“It’s a really good value because even with the season tickets and the extra donation for the VIP lounge, each ticket is still only about $23,” Price said. “And you don’t have to wait in line.”
The season itself is, of course, what has people the most interested, Price added. “It’s our most diverse season ever,” she said. “There is really something for everyone this season.”
This year’s shows are The Who’s Tommy, 9 to 5 The Musical, Oliver!, Big Fish, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Patsy Cline: A Life in Concert and The Rocky Horror Show.
Season tickets for all seven shows are $112 each, with an optional VIP upgrade for $52. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be exchanged in person or by mail prior to the show date and if tickets for the requested performance are available. Tickets can only be exchanged for other performances of the ticketed show.
For more information or to purchase season tickets contact Anne Ensign-Urteaga at 502-238-2773 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org.