Tucson, Arizona – The University of Arizona’s Arizona Repertory Theatre has begun offering all student tickets in 2017 at $15 each for all reserved seats. Student tickets have been $19 for plays and $21 for musicals for several years.
There is also a bonus opportunity for University of Arizona students to take their chances and pay just $10 cash for a ticket, a half-hour before each and every performance, on a first-come, first-served basis. This is called Student Rush.
“UA Students won’t get to choose their seats if they elect to stand in a Student Rush line, but it’s a deep discount that won’t be offered to any other population,” said Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development for the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television. “Many of our patrons say our productions are just as ambitious and incredible as anything they’ve seen in the professional arena – some say even better than the Broadway versions they’ve seen. So for UA students to see the high-caliber production values that UA Theatre majors offer for either $15 or $10 is rather extraordinary.”
Pierce said that if students wish to take a break from their studies and electronic screens for a short time, theatre can be one of the most enriching experiences that can recharge and inspire them; make them even better members of their community and better humans, in general. “Theatre is meant to keep us in touch with our humanity; to empathize,” said Pierce. She said that attending live performances has been proven to help reduce the risks of depression and Alzheimer’s disease, and even promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. “Don’t take my word for it,” said Pierce. “Please research it yourself.”
The Spring productions of 2017 – PROOF by David Auburn, TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare and EVITA by Tim Rice with lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber – are now on sale at the $15 rate for any students with a verifiable student I.D. For Student Rush, UA students only need to present their CatCard when they lay down either a Hamilton or two Lincolns at the UA Fine Arts Box Office. Since these student prices are so deeply discounted, there is no different price for a student group sale.
For more information about performance dates & times, show summary information, photos, videos and more, visit theatre.arizona.edu. You can also call the UA Fine Arts Box Office at (520) 621-1162 from 12pm to 4pm, Monday-Friday. The UA Fine Arts Box Office, located inside the Marroney Theatre in between the Fred Fox School of Music and UA Museum of Art, is also open one hour prior to each performance, but closed during most UA holidays.
Proof by David Auburn
February 5 – 26, 2017
Sponsors: Pat Engels & Richard Medland
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
March 5 – April 2, 2017
Sponsor: Tucson Marriott University Park
Evita book & lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
April 9 – 30, 2017
Sponsor: The Jacqueline Anne Morris Memorial Foundation
Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television