Citi Performing Arts Center Celebrates Wang Theatre 90th Anniversary with First-of-its-Kind Ticket Giveaway

90th anniversary ticket winners

Donna Brooks of Boston and Geraldine Sousa of Medford, pictured with Citi Performing Arts Center President & CEO Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., win pair of tickets to every Wang Theatre show through end of fiscal year

(Boston, MA) – Citi Performing Arts Center announced today that it will continue its 90th anniversary celebration of the Wang Theatre with a special ticket giveaway to longtime supporters of the theatre. As part of this celebration, Donna Brooks of Boston and Geraldine Sousa of Medford have each won a pair of tickets to every show at the Wang through the end of the current fiscal year, May 31, 2016. Additionally, Laura Davis from Millis and Liesl Trimnell from Jamaica Plain have each won a box of ten tickets to three upcoming shows, ELF The Broadway Musical, Wizard of Oz, and Riverdance, to enjoy with their families.

We are thrilled to be celebrating the iconic Wang Theatre’s 90th anniversary, said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of Citi Performing Arts Center. What better way to celebrate than to offer the unique experience of attending every single upcoming performance to two longtime supporters of the local arts community, and to provide two additional patrons with box seats to three upcoming performances!

At the Wang Theatre’s 90th anniversary open house on October 16, patrons were given the opportunity to tour the theatre and share their most memorable experience at the Wang for a chance to win a pair of tickets to every show for the next seven months. Hundreds of stories were shared and two individuals were selected to receive the top prize.

Donna Brooks was selected after sharing her favorite memory: My boyfriend (later husband) went to the men’s room at the Wang Theatre and while there purchased a faux diamond ring from a machine. On the subway home he proposed and I accepted. When I put it on I realized it had an adjustable band....he got me!

Another memorable story was sent in by Geraldine Sousa: When I was a young teenage girl I was dating a boy who would take me to movies at the Wang Theatre. I was always impressed with how beautiful the theatre was. Some years later I ended up marrying that young man, and we still go to the Wang to see all the events.

Brooks and Sousa will have the opportunity to attend dozens of upcoming performances, including Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera Performed by Ian Anderson, Gladys Knight and the O’Jays, ELF The Broadway Musical, Juan Luis Guerra, Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Wizard of Oz, Riverdance, and more.

Click here for a full calendar of upcoming performances at the Citi Wang and Shubert Theatres.

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit citicenter.org .

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: November 5, 2015
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532-1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org