Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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August 13, 2010

Performance center announces fall lineup

B-52s, REO Speedwagon, Kenny Rogers among notable shows

EFFINGHAM — After months of anticipation, the Effingham Performance Center has released its fall lineup of shows  and will go live on its website today for patrons to order season tickets.

    The lineup of shows — featuring headlining acts such as The B-52s, Sara Evans, REO Speedwagon and Ron White — runs from October to May, and the Performance Center will put its partnership with Ticketmaster in motion today at 11 a.m. when theatergoers will be able to order advanced season tickets online or through the theater.

    A total of 26 shows are scheduled, and Janie Oldfield, the Performance Center’s executive director, said there are more shows to come this season after contracts are negotiated. Those acts will be released at a later date.

    A 16-page, four-color brochure describing each show in detail will be mailed before Friday, Aug. 20, to previous ticket holders and to those who have requested information from the theater’s website. The brochures will also be available at various businesses and offices throughout the city late next week. An advanced brochure has already been released to theater donors.

    “We’re very excited and I think it’s a great slate of shows,” said Tom Henderson, co-chairman of Arts Connection of Central Illinois, the non-profit group operating the theater. “We found our effort very supportive. We are confident.”

    Anyone may order tickets for a season ticket package until Wednesday, Sept. 8. The date for single tickets to go on sale is still being decided, but it will be after the season ticket promotion, said Oldfield. The Performance Center will not sell season ticket packages after 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

    Purchasing a minimum of at least four shows at once will grant a person season ticket holder status, or what the theater calls, “Build Your Own Season.” When purchasing the package, tickets will be 10-percent off the display price, called the Advance Sale Promotion. If season ticket holders decide to add extra seats or shows to their package before Sept. 8, they may do so at the reduced price.

    Those patrons can choose seats in any quantity and any location on a show-by-show basis. For example, a season ticket holder may want to buy two front row seats for one show, and four tickets in the middle rows for the other three shows.

     Another advantage season ticket holders will receive is a 5-percent discount on any tickets purchased for the additional shows added to the original performance lineup. They will also receive early notification from the theater when those extra shows are released.

    The convenience fee, or what’s commonly known as the ticket fee, is included in the ticket’s display price, allowing the theater to display the exact cost of tickets for each show. When purchasing tickets, the convenience fee will not be added to the final total because it has been figured into the ticket price.

    However, patrons will still have to pay an order fee when purchasing tickets. Currently, this fee will be charged whether the tickets are purchased online, over the phone or in person. This $2 fee will be added to the final total of each order of single tickets.

    For example, a patron may purchase one ticket for a single show, and a couple weeks later purchase another ticket for the same show. Regardless of the number of tickets purchased, each separate order will be charged $2.

    Season ticket holders will be charged $5 when ordering their season package.

    The “Build Your Own Season” ticket packages go on sale today at 11 a.m. Orders may be placed online at the Effingham Performance Center’s website at www.theEPC.org or at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages may also be purchased over the phone at the theater at 217-540-2788 or in person at 1325 Outer Belt West.

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