The Niswonger Performing Arts Center has announced its 2013-2014 season schedule.
Tom Bullard, executive director of NPAC, explained the upcoming season in a press release:
"This season's line-up features 30 performing artists and theatrical productions including touring stage performances of 'A Christmas Carol' and 'The Fantasticks,' international entertainment such as the London-based Swingle Singers and Moscow Festival Ballet, and great musical artists such as REO Speedwagon and Kellie Pickler, this season's winner of 'Dancing with the Stars' on the ABC television network."
Individual and season tickets for the entire 2013-2014 season will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.npacgreeneville.com, by phone at 638-1679, or in person at the box office.
Bullard continued to describe the new season with a focus on a financial bonus for theatregoers:
"One of the many exciting enhancements to this season's guest experience is our new policy that ticket pricing is the same regardless of the method used to purchase. NPAC is now one of the few venues which does not charge any fees to purchase tickets online. With our new website and ticketing system, this is the perfect opportunity to make that change."
Individual ticket prices range from $15 to $65 depending on the performance and seating area.
Season tickets are available in the orchestra or mezzanine levels for $950 each (a savings of $115), or in the balcony level for $675 each (a savings of $90).
Guests may receive additional discounts and benefits by becoming an individual or corporate partner.
Among the many benefits is the ability to purchase tickets prior to the general public.
Additional information is available on the website or by contacting the NPAC business office.
NPAC strives "to offer affordable ticket-pricing while presenting an outstanding selection of entertainment options," Bullard stated. He continued, "The artist fees and operational expenses incurred in providing this level of entertainment easily exceeds a million dollars annually.
"Ticket sales alone will never sustain the quality and quantity of performances we hope to provide. It is important that individual and corporate partners join us in achieving our goal of providing programming, performing arts education, and other valuable aspects within our region encompassing East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.
"Through the generosity of our contributors, NPAC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, will continue to grow.
"The financial support to NPAC, and its programs, is invaluable to our success."
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is a regional performing arts center located adjacent to Greeneville High School.
Since opening in December 2004, NPAC has hosted hundreds of concerts and events in the modern venue that has more than 1,100 seats.
For venue information and to purchase tickets, visit the website http://www.npacgreeneville.com.