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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Military Appreciation Program Gives Active-Duty Military and Veterans Free Ballet, Opera and Philharmonic Tickets for 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season



CONTACT: KATHLEEN MIGUEL
Development Associate 
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
Phone 937-224-3521 x1102 
DAYTON, OH (September 6, 2017) – The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is pleased to continue its highly successful Military Appreciation Program for active-duty military members, retired veterans with ID cards, and WPAFB government civilian employees in the Miami Valley area by offering two pairs of free tickets per military household to be chosen from a variety of performances from the 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season, with one pair to be used between September and December 2017 and one pair to be used between January and June 2018.  Military personnel may choose from 52 different 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season performances listed below. Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, the program has dedicated a total of 4,800 complimentary tickets to performances of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic.  For more information, go to www.daytonperformingarts.org/military. 

“This is our way of thanking our military personnel and their families for their continued service to our great country,” said DPAA President and CEO Paul Helfrich. “It’s also a great opportunity for military members and veterans who may not be familiar with Dayton’s wonderful performing arts.” 

“Booz Allen is a proud presenting sponsor of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Military Appreciation Program,” said Rick Holley, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton.  “Our support of this program, that offers active duty military members, families, and veterans complimentary tickets to selected DPAA performances, is in keeping with the firm’s commitment to help organizations and community initiatives that benefit our nation’s active-duty military and veterans.” 

Tickets are available now at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center on North Main Street (between First and Second Streets in downtown Dayton) or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (888) 228-3630 to reserve tickets.  Box office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday, 12 noon–4 pm, and two hours prior to performances.

Tickets to selected performances, per the program guidelines, are available for pickup in person with a military, veteran, or civilian employee ID. A valid ID must be presented when picking up tickets, whether before the performance date or at Will Call. 

All tickets to Military Appreciation Program performances may be reserved or picked up within 30 days of the selected performance date. When calling to reserve tickets, please mention the Military Appreciation Program. Inquiries also may be made to (888) 228-3630 regarding how many assigned tickets are still left in a given performance.  A total of 100 tickets per performance date in different seating tiers will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Military Appreciation Program Performance Schedule
for the DPAA 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season
All performances are held at the Schuster Center unless otherwise indicated


2017 Performances

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Dvořák’s Eighth: Shadow and Light
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Dvořák’s Eighth: Shadow and Light
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3 pm – DPO Classical Connections – Bold Pathfinder: Lou Harrison (with Complimentary Graeter’s Ice Cream after the concert)
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Mendelssohn and the Reformation
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Mendelssohn and the Reformation
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8 pm – Dayton Opera – The Consul
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3 pm – DPO Family – PhilharMonster
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Great Gatsby (Location:  Victoria Theatre)
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Great Gatsby (Location:  Victoria Theatre) 
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO Rockin’ Orchestra – Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Elton John and More
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3 pm – DPO Chamber – Prokofiev: Art of the Sonata (Location: Dayton Art Institute) 
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – Doc Severinsen’s 90th Birthday Bash
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – A Swingin’ Holiday Celebration
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – A Swingin’ Holiday Celebration
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker

    2018 Performances

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Rockin’ Orchestra – Space Oddity: David Brighton as David Bowie
  • Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Brahms: First and Foremost
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Family – World of Wonder: Explore the Ballet, Opera and Orchestra
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Brahms: First and Foremost
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Classical Connections – Jeremiah: Fire in the Heart (with Complimentary Graeter’s Ice Cream after the concert) 
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – Sophisticated Ladies
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – Sophisticated Ladies
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Chamber – Bernstein Songfest (Location:  Dayton Art Institute) 
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Rockin’ Orchestra – Windborne presents The Music of Led Zeppelin
  • Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters: Sedaka, King, Bacharach and More
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters: Sedaka, King, Bacharach and More
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 pm – Dayton Opera – The Barber of Seville
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3 pm – Dayton Opera – The Barber of Seville
  • Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8 pm – Dayton Ballet/DPO Masterworks – Swan Lake
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8 pm – Dayton Ballet/DPO Masterworks – Swan Lake
  • Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – A Sea Symphony
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Family – Orchestra from Planet X
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – A Sea Symphony
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Classical Connections – The Sea: Vaughan Williams’ Siren Call (with Complimentary Graeter’s Ice Cream after the concert)
  • Thursday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm – DPO Rockin’ Orchestra – Windborne presents The Music of U2
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Chamber – Strings and Piano Salon (Location:  Dayton Art Institute) 
  • Thursday, April 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm – Dayton Ballet – Ruby Jubilee: 80th Year Celebration (Location:  Victoria Theatre) 
  • Friday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm – Dayton Ballet – Ruby Jubilee: 80th Year Celebration (Location:  Victoria Theatre) 
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Bernstein and the New Americans
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO Masterworks – Bernstein and the New Americans
  • Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8 pm – Dayton Opera – Turandot
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3 pm – Dayton Opera – Turandot
  • Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8 pm – DPO SuperPops – Fiedler’s Favorites
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Chamber – Serenades with Strings (Location:  Dayton Art Institute) 
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3 pm – DPO Classical Connections – The Power of Fate: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth (with Complimentary Graeter’s Ice Cream after the concert)

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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents. In 2013, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was thrilled to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a 2017-2018 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
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