Arsht Center Announces Box Office Opening Event NO HANDLING FEE DAY

August 30
11:31 AM 2011

Arsht Center Announces Box Office Opening Event NO HANDLING FEE DAY(Idina Menzel Is Pictured)

THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ANNOUNCES

2011-2012 box office opening event

SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 

More than 20 stellar performances

to go on sale TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Including:

Shrek the Musical

Million Dollar Quartet

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Jazz Meets Gershwin

Wynton Marsalis

Lang Lang

Midori

Raul Esparza

Idina Menzel 

12 NOON - 6 PM

NO HANDLING FEES - ONE DAY ONLY 

Plus, Arsht Center Members have priority purchase access beginning August 29  

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced its 2011-2012 Box Office Opening, with more than 20 jazz, Broadway, theater, dance, classical music and pops concert performances going on sale for the first time to the general public, beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Plus, FOR ONE DAY ONLY, all handling fees will be waived in celebration of the box office opening event, which features the first opportunity to buy single tickets to world-class performers and award-winning shows slated for the Arsht Center's 11-12 season, including Shrek the Musical, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Jazz Meets Gershwin, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Sergio Mendes and many more. 

2011-2012 Box Office Opening - NOON - 6 PM

The Adrienne Arsht Center box office in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Prizes, gifts with purchase, special offers and more will be available when purchasing tickets in person. Plus, Miami's best food trucks will gather at the Adrienne Arsht Center once again and guests are invited to enjoy their delicious offerings in the Ziff Ballet Opera House lobby. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (305) 949-6722 , or online at www.arshtcenter.org.  

All single tickets purchased on September 18 between 12 noon and 6 p.m. - whether online, in person or by phone - will not be subject to handling fees. 

Performances going on sale September 18 for single ticket purchase include:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Captiva by Christopher Demos-Brown - World Premiere!

Come Fly Away

Death and Harry Houdini

Garrick Ohlsson and the Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra

Idina Menzel in Concert

Jazz Roots: A Night in Rio starring Sergio Mendes with special guest Eliane Elias

Jazz Roots: Blues and Soul with Robert Cray and Shemekia Copeland

Jazz Roots: Down in New Orleans with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Big Chief Monk Bourdreax and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians and more!

Jazz Roots: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz Roots: Jazz Meets Gershwin starring Michael Feinstein, Dave Grusin, Denyce Graves, Mark O'Connor, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, The Mancini Institute Orchestra and more!

Jazz Roots: Larry Harlow's La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite with Adonis Puentes, Alfredo De La Fe and Federico Brito, Armando Peraza, Candido Camero, Bobby Sanabria, Mario Ortiz All Star Band and more!

Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra

Lang Lang in Recital

Miami Symphony Orchestra

Midori and the Minnesota Orchestra

Million Dollar Quartet

Moscow by Michael McKeever - World Premiere!

NE 2nd Avenue by Teo Castellanos

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Raul Esparza in Concert

Salute to Vienna

Shrek the Musical

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris 

Plus, tickets will be available for other great 2011-2012 season performances such as The Addams Family, Mark Morris Dance Group, Henson Alternative: Stuffed and Unstrung featuring the Miskreant Puppets, Daniela Mercury, Diego El Cigala, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Cleveland Orchestra's "Musica Fantástica" concert, Florida Grand Opera, Perlman and Protégés, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony and more. 

For complete show descriptions, including performance dates and ticket prices, please visit the Adrienne Arsht Center website at www.arshtcenter.org.

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