Orlando Shakes giving ticket deals to military

Here’s another inventive to get thee to the theater — and a nice deal for future veterans on Veterans’ Day. Orlando Shakespeare Theater is offering $10 off single tickets to Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas, to all active military personnel.

That deal will last beyond Christmas, too, to any of the shows remaining in the Orlando Shakes season.

The facts, ma’am:

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Offers Military Discount for Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce that all active military personnel are eligible to receive $10 off single tickets to Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas and any remaining show in the 2010-2011 Signature Series. This discount is available to all active military, National Guard or Reservists and their spouses. Individuals must present a valid military ID to qualify. Each eligible member or spouse may purchase one ticket per performance.

“This holiday season, we wanted to offer a discount that would make theater a more affordable option for the men and women that serve our country,” said Orlando Shakes Managing Director Shannon Lacek.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 2010-2011 Season continues with Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas, a rowdy, family-friendly, musical comedy that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! A Jingle Jangle Christmas begins previews on Wednesday, December 1, opens officially Friday, December 3 and runs through Sunday, December 26 in the Margeson Theater.

The six-person cast includes several familiar faces, as well as performers new to Orlando Shakespeare Theater audiences, including: Michael Edwards (Clive Cooper), Philip Nolen (Leslie Briggs Stratton), Mark Whitten (Miles Shadwell), Michael Gill (Archie Leitch), Melissa Mason (Mabel Carter), and Brandon Roberts (Stan).

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas is directed by Patrick Flick, with music direction by Daniel Flick, scenic design by Bert Scott, costume design by Mel Barger, lighting design by Mary Heffernan, and sound design by Britt Sandusky.

About the Show:
It’s 1944, years into World War II and the heyday of singing cowboys on radio and the silver screen. America’s favorite singing cowboy Tex Riley and his troupe are late for a special Christmas Eve broadcast at the BBC in London. Out of desperation, Mabel, their tour manager, and Miles, the frantic young producer, grab anyone  – a snobby announcer, an amiable sound man, a passing soap opera actor – slap them into costume, hand them scripts and shove them in front of the studio audience. The resulting performance is one that England will never forget! Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas features many famous cowboy tunes including, “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds, ” “Cool Water,” “Gunslinger,” and  “Ride, Cowboy, Ride.”

What:  Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas
Book by Jahnna Beecham and Malcome Hillgartner
Vocal Arrangements by Malcome Hillgartner and Chip Duford

Where: Margeson Theater
Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

When: December 1-26, 2010 – ON SALE NOW!

Dates & Times: Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm – all seats $20, $28, $34
Friday and Saturday at 8pm – all seats $26, $32, $38
Sunday at 2pm – all seats $20, $28, $34

Group Sales: 10% off for groups of 10-19; 20% off for groups of 20 or more

Student Rush: $10 – 30 minutes prior to show with valid student ID

Military/Student Price: $10 off single-ticket prices

Previews: December 1 and 2, 2010 at 7pm – all seats $16
Opening Night: Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8pm
Senior Matinees: Wednesday, December 8 and 22 – all seats $15
Post-Show Talkback: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 7pm
$20 Under 30: Friday, December 17, 2010 – Tickets for that evening’s performance are just $20 for those under 30 years old. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-show happy hour featuring $2 beer and $3 wine.
Added Performance: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 7pm
Closed Caption: Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 2pm

Tickets for Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas are available by calling 407-447-1700 or online at www.orlandoshakes.org and in person at the box office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park. Box Office hours are noon to show time, Tuesday-Saturday, and one hour prior to show time on Sundays for walk up sales. On non-performance days, the Box Office closes at 5pm. The Box Office will be closed on Mondays.

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