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PAC Offering FREE Mini-Matinee Tickets for Employees

As a special offer to ICC employees, the Performing Arts Center is offering one free ticket per employee to the first of three mini-matinee performances. The “Mini-Matinee Series” includes shortened, one hour afternoon performances by selected acts in the ICC Guest Artists Series. The first performance  of the three is entitled, “My Favorite Things: A Broadway Revue featuring the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein,”  and takes place on Friday, October 11, at 2:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

ICC employees can claim one free ticket through the box office at the Performing Arts Center. To ensure seating, tickets must be secured prior to the day of the performance. Tickets can be claimed by phone at (309) 694-5136 or by email at [email protected].

Each employee is eligible to receive one free ticket; additional tickets can be purchased for $15 each. Employees may be asked to show their employee ID when picking up tickets as part of this offer. Employees claiming free tickets as part of this offer must do so through the box office, either in person, by telephone or via email; the free ticket offer cannot be used when obtaining tickets through the Arts at ICC website.

The October 11 matinee is a tribute to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, two of the pioneers of the American musical theatre form. Featuring Chicago actress Tiffany Gates and friends, this performance features music from such favorites as Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Carousel and many other memorable songs.

Other shows in the 2013-2014 Mini-Matinee series include:

  • Friday,  March 21, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Into the Night with Gershwin by      classical pianist Thomas Pandolfi
  • Friday,  May 23, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of  World War II

The second matinee on March 21 features a return performance by classical pianist Thomas Pandolfi as he presents Into the Night with Gershwin, a show filled with music from the iconic American composer, George Gershwin. A graduate of The Julliard School, Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who is sought after more and more by audiences with each passing year.

The final matinee of the season takes place May 23 and is a poignant, theatrical tribute to America’s “greatest generation.” This show features music and headline news from the World War II period interspersed with actual personal letters from the front and stories from veterans. The combination of these elements results in a sentimental, living history cabaret of song and theatre from the days when blackouts and rationing were small sacrifices in order to obtain freedom.

Tickets for individual matinee performances are $15 each. Season tickets for all three shows in the matinee series are $40.

For more information, call the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office at (309) 694-5136 or visit www.ArtsAtICC.com.