PAC Season Unveiling May 20
An exciting line-up of 21 shows will be announced at the May 20 unveiling of the 2016-17 season of the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a wine tasting featuring local wineries. The formal unveiling begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to Performing Arts Center members.
“It was my intention to plan a diverse season - a season with shows that could appeal to everyone,” commented David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center (PAC). “There will be a great mix of Broadway shows, comedy, family shows, music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and beyond, as well as country, rock, doo-wop, jazz, blues and a cappella.”
The 2016-17 season will be the seventh year of programming for the PAC and the second year to offer the unveiling to members only. “Member support is vital to the sustainability of the Performing Arts Center and this is a way for us to say thank you to them,” added Mitchell. “The unveiling is a member’s only event, so I encourage everyone to become a member today. In addition to the unveiling, PAC members are able to purchase tickets prior to the general public during special pre-sale periods. Members at the Dean’s Circle and Sustaining Patron levels have the exclusive option to have seats held for their purchase. While PAC memberships are available all year, the deadline to purchase memberships with the benefit of attending the May 20 unveiling is May 6.”
There are five membership levels ranging from $30 to $1500 with each offering various benefits to the member. The levels have been developed to accommodate affordability for Students, Friends, Sustaining Patrons, Dean’s Circle and Corporate Partners. A portion of every membership is a donation to the Performing Arts Center Endowment, which may be tax-deductible.
PAC members will be able to purchase tickets to the 2016-17 season from May 20 to June 5. Pre-sale packages, four shows or more, can be purchased June 6 to 12. Single show ticket sales begin June 13.
Student memberships include exclusive free ticket giveaways, and two $10 balcony section tickets to each PAC series event. There are a limited number of these tickets available for each show.
Benefits at the Friend level include advance notice of new events, exclusive event pre-sales and a listing on the Performing Arts Center membership Web page.
Sustaining Patrons receive all of the Friend level benefits plus a total of two complimentary guest passes to a PAC season series event and two guaranteed seats to each PAC season performance.
Members at the Dean’s Circle level will receive all of the Sustaining Patron level benefits plus dedicated concierge ticket service, a total of four complimentary guest passes to a PAC season series event and four guaranteed seats to each PAC season performance.
The Corporate Partner level offers a company listing on the Performing Arts Center membership Web page, a listing in the playbill when appropriate, a total of eight complimentary guest passes to a PAC season series event, corporate ticket discounts for employees and use of the Performing Arts Center lobby for one corporate event per year.
For complete Membership Recognition Program details, contact the Box Office at 330-308-6400. Memberships can be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac or by calling 330-308-6400.
The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Michael Taylor Insurance & Financial, Inc., the local Allstate agency, is the 2016-17 season sponsor.