In Honor of Veterans' Day, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival Joins Theatres Across the Country as a Blue Star Theatre

November 09, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

  

Contact: 

Meg Lewis 

Director of Marketing & Communications 

(334) 271-5326 

Email: mlewis@asf.net 

  

Friday, November 9, 2012 

  

In Honor of Veterans’ Day, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival Joins Theatres Across the Country as a Blue Star Theatre, Honoring America’s Military 

  

Special Discounts and Events Available to America’s Men and Women in Uniform 

  

Montgomery, AL - 

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is joining with regional theatres across the nation in celebrating America’s military by participating as a Blue Star Theatre, which offers special discounts and events to active and retired service men and women. ASF has had a long history of working with and providing special pricing for military personnel from Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex and Fort Rucker. 

  

The Blue Star Theatre program was formalized by the Theatre Communications Group, whose members consist of hundreds of theatres across the nation and around the world. 

  

As a Blue Star Theatre, ASF offers 10% discounts to military personnel on seats after the opening performance. Military personnel purchasing tickets through the Maxwell AFB ITT or Fort Rucker ITR office receive 15% discounts on most tickets. 

  

New to the Blue Star program at ASF is an additional $5 off the first Friday preview performance of each play. The regular preview price is $30. A full price ticket ranges up to $60. 

  

The $25 Friday preview special for military members and their families will begin with A Christmas Carol on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. and continue with the following performances: 

  

*Macbeth, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. 

*Ethel, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. 

*To Kill a Mockingbird, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. 

*Twelfth Night, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. 

*Around the World in Eighty Days, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

*God of Carnage, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

*Ring of Fire, The Music of JohnnyCash, Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. 

  

As a special “thank you” to the military, ASF will be hosting a Military Appreciation Day on December 15 for the A Christmas Carol 2 p.m. matinee. All tickets for military personnel and their families will be $15 and a reception will be held in their honor after the show. 

  

For additional information on the Blue Star Theatre program at ASF call 1.800.841.4273 or visit www.asf.net. 

  

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the largest Shakespeare theatres in the world. Designated as The State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton M. Blount’s gift of a performing arts complex set in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park. This program/project has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.                                                          # # # 

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