UFPA offers $10 student tickets for January, February performances

Published: December 3 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Student tickets for University of Florida Performing Arts’ January and February performances go on sale at noon today. Tickets are only $10 for each of the 22 performances and can be purchased with a Gator1 Card by calling 352-392-2787 or visiting the Phillips Center or University Box Office, located in the Reitz Student Union.

UFPA will present some of the world’s best dance companies during this on-sale period, including U.K.’s Motionhouse, who will perform the U.S. premiere of “Scattered” on Jan. 19; MOMIX, who will perform “Botanica” on Jan. 24; and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater on Feb. 19, whom The New York Times called, “possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet.”

On Feb. 15, Hooray for Hollywood takes a journey through the most popular musicals and films of the past 50 years, while the Dark Star Orchestra recreates Grateful Dead classics on Feb. 22.

The slate of UFPA’s January and February performances spans across virtually every genre including jazz with Live at Birdland on Feb. 16, classical with Fazil Say on Jan. 6, world with Creole Choir of Cuba on Feb. 26 and Kodo on Feb. 28, theater with “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!” Jan 8-12 and Guru of Chai Feb. 14-16, and vocal with Vienna Boys Choir on Feb. 13. Folk music will be provided by the Good Lovelies Feb. 2-3, and there will be two pre-recorded operas – “The Merry Widow” on Jan. 20 and “Attila” on Feb. 17.

“UFPA’s January and February lineup truly offers something for everyone,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “For $10, UF students have access to performances that can cost more than five times that amount elsewhere. We appreciate the University of Florida Student Government subsidy, which makes this opportunity possible for students.”

For a full lineup and locations for particular performances, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu/events. For more information about student tickets, visit http://bit.ly/yU29qE.

The Phillips Center Box Office will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3.

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