THE JOFFREY BALLET
LAUNCHES HALF-PRICE TICKET POLICY FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS
CHICAGO (October 1, 2015) In advance of the upcoming Veteran’s Day commemoration, The Joffrey Ballet is honored to launch an ongoing discounted ticket policy for active military personnel, their spouses and children, and U.S. veterans, effective starting with the U.S. Premiere of the full-length story ballet Sylvia, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, October 14 – 25.
“On behalf of the entire Joffrey Ballet company, we are grateful to our U.S. servicemen and women, and are honored to recognize their commitment and sacrifice to our country by offering half-priced tickets to select Joffrey performances as a special ‘thank you’ for their service,” said Joffrey Executive Director Greg Cameron.
Qualified individuals will be eligible for up to four (4) half-priced dress circle or balcony tickets for Thursday and Friday evening performances by using the promo code: SALUTE. This discount is available online, by phone, or in person for select performances only and subject to availability. Discounts cannot be combined or applied to previously purchased tickets.
For its annual fall engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents the U.S. Premiere of the full-length, female-powered story ballet, Sylvia, choreographed by Milwaukee native and internationally acclaimed Director/Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier. Continuing Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater’s endeavor to bring re-imagined story-ballets to Chicago audiences, this program represents the first time Neumeier has been invited to The Joffrey Ballet and marks the first full-length production of Joffrey’s 2015-2016 60th anniversary season.
Tickets are available for purchase at The Joffrey Ballet’s official Box Office located in the lobby of Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, as well as the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by telephone at (800) 982-2787, or online at ticketmaster.com.
About The Joffrey Ballet
This year, The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 60th company anniversary. Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company, audiences, and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works.
The company’s commitment to accessibility is met through an extensive touring schedule, an innovative and highly effective education program including the much lauded Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, Community Engagement programs and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations.
Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956, guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally renowned Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron.
The Joffrey Ballet is grateful for the support of its 2015-2016 Season Sponsors and Partners and would like to acknowledge the generous support of Sylvia Production Sponsors Susan and Richard Kiphart and Audre M. Carlin, Sponsors of the 2015-2016 Season: Abbott Fund, Alphawood Foundation Chicago, NIB Foundation and Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation; Season Partners: pamella roland and Fox Ford Lincoln, Official Provider of Physical Therapy, Athletico; Official Hotel, JW Marriott; and Official Health Club, Chicago Athletic Clubs.
For more information on The Joffrey Ballet and its programs, please visit joffrey.org.
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