November 8, 2005

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company Opens 2006 Season Ticket Sales

Think of it as a holiday gift basket full of laughs. The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is opening sales for 2006 season tickets, offering holiday shoppers economical season ticket packages for a year of great entertainment.

Slated for 2006:

Forever Plaid, the hilarious hit show featuring four young, eager singers killed in a crash on their way to their big concert, then miraculously revived to live their musical dream. The show will play in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building, at Western Nevada Community College Carson City weekends, March 24 - April 9. It features 1950's hit songs, including Lady of Spain, Three Coins in the Fountain, Heart and Soul, Sixteen Tons and Catch a Falling Star.

Grease, the most popular, fun-filled musical in the history of rock 'n' roll, comes to the Carson City Community Center weekends from May 12 to 21. The high-spirited show features classics like Summer Nights, You're the One That I Want, and Greased Lightnin.

The season closes in November with the Broadway masterwork, Brigadoon. A mystical love story unfolds when two weary hunters lose their way in Scotland, and discover a town that appears for a day once every 100 years. Memorable music includes Almost Like Being In Love, The Heather on the Hill, and Come To Me, Bend To Me. The production plays at the Carson City Community Center weekends, November 4 through 19.

Season ticket packages start as low as $36 to $45 for those who can commit to show dates when they buy their tickets (Pick-a-Color tickets). Prices for those who prefer to reserve their performance date two weeks before the show range from $39 to $48.

Season ticket-holders come from near and far in California and Nevada, including Wellington, Fallon, Penn Valley, Susanville, Reno and, of course, Minden, Gardnerville and Carson City. Some travel from as far away as San Jose, according to WNMTC Producer and Artistic Director Stephanie Arrigotti.

"We also have people who initially came on tour buses from the Bay Area to see our shows, then chose to buy season tickets for themselves and their friends and drive up on their own," she said.

Ticket sales for the company have been strong, despite a national downward trend in theatre subscriptions.

"We keep prices low to make the shows affordable for our audiences, but work hard to keep the quality high. Our season ticket-holders also enjoy the benefit of getting first pick of seats when we open the house. They are important to us, and we do what we can to let them know that," Arrigotti said.

Tickets may be purchased by phone or in person at the Performing Arts Office of Western Nevada Community College, 775-445-4249.

For additional information, please contact:
Stephanie Arrigotti
Community College Professor
Phone: 775-445-4250 ext.
E-mail: Stephanie.Arrigotti@wnc.edu
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