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Geyer offers 2014 season ticket booklet

| Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 9:03 p.m.
Marilyn Forbes | For The Independent-Observer
New this year, a discount ticket book is available for the upcoming 2014 season at the Geyer Performing Arts center. Geyer board president Brad Geyer is shown with the booklets for sale at the theater.

With improvements in seating, sound and ticketing, and the production of a stream of impressive shows from comedies to musicals, the Geyer Performing Arts Center has proven it is a viable and truly classic venue, and one that can compete with the larger or more commercial theaters in the area.

Filling the stage on a regular basis with big name shows that feature talented actors from all over the area, the next natural step for the theater was to create a ticket booklet that can be purchased offering a discount to those who purchase the books.

“All major theaters offer some kind of season package, and this is just one more step to make our little theater better,” said Brad Geyer, Geyer Board of Directors President. “So many patrons ask to buy tickets as gifts and have asked for a season ticket, we had to make it happen. In years past, we never had a full enough schedule to make it happen, but now we do. Working with (Actors and Artists of Fayette County), we figured out a way to be flexible to the patrons, but still workable with our box office.”

The booklets are now available for purchase and Geyer hopes the theater will not only offer faithful patrons a discount, but also generate interest from those in the area who may not have visited the historic theater in the past.

“I hope this increases attendance, and gets new theatergoers to see our productions,” Geyer said. “If someone buys the tickets up front, I think they are going to want to use all of them. And, someone who loves our theater can buy a book for a friend who may never have come here. It's easy to come see the popular name show, but our plays are just as entertaining, and if you are missing them, you are missing out.”

The ticket booklets are $50 for five tickets that can then be used for any show throughout the entire season.

Shows that will be presented this year at the theater tentatively include “South Pacific,” “Anything Goes,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Shrek the Musical.”

Several other shows also will be performed and the ticket booklet will apply to all.

Only a limited amount of the ticket booklets have been ordered for the year and Geyer urges everyone to get them while they last.

“We will be selling them through the holidays, and the beginning part of the year. We only printed a limited number, so when they run out, we are out,” Geyer said. “If the audience wants them, we will continue to do these for years to come. It's a great discount for our regular patrons, and a wonderful gift for that friend who has everything. And not just for holiday gifts, for any occasion, because the tickets are good for all the GPAC and AAFC shows in 2014.”

Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.

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