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$20 orchestra seats available for 'Rent' at Miller

Jan. 18, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Seats in the front rows of the orchestra section will be made available for $20 for all four performance of "Rent," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, at Miller Auditorium Jan. 27-29.

The $20 tickets go on sale at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, on the day of performance only, two hours prior to the show and are available to anyone, cash only, with a limit of two tickets per person. Performances of "Rent" begin at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27-28, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

"In keeping with the spirit of the show and the vision of Jonathan Larson [the show's creator], we are happy to be able to offer prime seats to people who otherwise would not be able to purchase them," explained original "Rent" producer Kevin McCollum. "Jonathan was himself a struggling artist and his dream was to create a universal piece of musical theatre that's available to everyone."

The tradition of the $20 tickets was started in New York when the show moved to Broadway after a sold-out run in a small downtown theatre. Since that time people have lined up as early as the night before to guarantee their purchase of the $20 tickets. The producers of the show are committed to continuing the tradition of offering orchestra seats for $20 in each city the show plays.

Tickets for "Rent" range from $23 to $47 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo.

"Rent" at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by WKFR 103.3 FM and WWMT Channel 3.

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Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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