FSCJ Artist Series to Present the 20th Annual Season Kick Off Event this September

FSCJ Artist Series to Present the 20th Annual Season Kick Off Event this SeptemberThe FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, will kick off the 17/18 Broadway in Jacksonville season with its 20th annual Open House at the Times-Union Center at 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Doors will open to the public at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

This event will be a perfect evening for families and arts lovers in Jacksonville as we announce the entire lineup for the upcoming season. The event will include a complimentary wine tasting, live music from The Chris Thomas Band and a special sneak peek at the upcoming season with a performance by a member of the CIRQUE DREAMS cast as well as a surprise guest performer! Local food trucks What's the Catch and Nitrogen Creamery will be onsite serving up delicious eats and treats for purchase. Attendees will have the opportunity to register to win a trip for two to New York City, including 2 tickets to Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, hotel and airfare. Details will be available at the point of registration. WJXT's Bruce Hamilton will host the event as the FSCJ Artist Series Kicks Off the Broadway Season!

The theater will also be open to the public to allow attendees to test drive seats available for subscription for the upcoming season. The FSCJ Artist Series will have staff on hand to answer any questions about subscribing or the shows in the season. Attendees will also be able to purchase any available seat for subscription during the event.

The first 100 people to RSVP to artistseries2@fscj.edu today, receive a free gift courtesy of Disney's The Lion King when they arrive at the event!*

Complimentary parking for the first 100 attendees of the Broadway Season Kick Off will be provided by LAZ at the Enterprise Parking Garage. Attendees can park in the garage and stop by the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office to receive a parking ticket before leaving the Times-Union Center.

Current Broadway season subscribers will be able to pick up their season tickets, exchange their tickets, buy single tickets for family and friends, and "test drive" their seats during the event.

The FSCJ Artist Series' 17/18 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, features Rodgers + Hammersteins THE SOUND OF MUSIC (October 31-November 5), DISNEY'S THE LION KING (January 31-February 11), BEAUTIFUL, The Carole King Musical (April 10-15), and CHICAGO (May 17-20).

The FSCJ Artist Series is Jacksonville's major presenter of national and international touring productions. Celebrating its 52nd season in 2017-18, the FSCJ Artist Series enhances the entertainment scene in Northeast Florida with Broadway productions, concerts, ballets, operas, dance productions, school performances, and variety shows. Serving as a fundraising arm of Florida State College at Jacksonville Foundation, Inc., (501-c3), the FSCJ Artist Series supports the performing arts projects of the Series and Foundation.

"Like" the FSCJ Artist Series Facebook page for show announcements, ticket on-sale dates, show photos, video teasers, cast interviews, and more!

*Gift must be picked up at the event.

Contact Ashley Williams at ashley.williams@fscjartistseries.org or (904) 357-8938 for more details on the Kick Off Event and the upcoming 2017-18 FSCJ Artist Series Season.

The FSCJ Artist Series is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. The Series has also been recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Cultural Institution.

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