Acadia Players goes high tech
CROWLEY – The Acadia Players, the local community theater group in Acadia Parish, is pleased to announce their new venture with Vendini On-line Ticket Agents.
According to Jimmy Broussard, President, the new on-line aspect will have long-term benefits. “In this high-tech, always busy world, it becomes more important that organizations keep up with their patrons,” commented Broussard. “This new venture with Vendini will keep the Acadia Players “patron friendly” to those who have supported the arts in Acadia Parish.
Broussard mentioned that patrons are now able to purchase tickets to an upcoming production directly on-line using their website, www.acadiaplayers.com. “Patrons will simply click on the link which says, ‘buy tickets now’ and they will be taken to the Vendini link which will allow them to purchase their tickets and pay for them using a credit card,” stated Broussard.
Patrons then have the choice of printing their tickets directly, or holding them at the theater window for the night of performance.
The Acadia Players are premiering this new item with the upcoming production of “Steel Magnolias” set for the historic Rice Theater in downtown Crowley on June 12-14, 2009. It should be noted that tickets for this event will be General Admission, but for future productions at the Rice Theater or Grand Opera House of the South, patrons will be able to select their seats for Reserved Seating. Broussard continued, “The interactive seating charts of each theater are being prepared for future productions, so that when a patron goes on-line to buy their tickets, they will be also able to select the seat they wish, and it will print out on their tickets. An e-mail will then be sent to us, notifying us of the sale of the ticket and the seat reserved.”
Broussard praised the versatility of this ticket agent. “It will not only benefit the Acadia Players for years to come, but it will also benefit the patron. Should they not be able to attend the event on the specific night, they are able to exchange their tickets with no cost .”
Tickets will still be available at the Crowley Flower Shop, and at the door, for those without Internet access, but the hope is that with the ease of purchase, the on-line ticket agent will become the norm for use.
Tickets for Steel Magnolias are available at $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the Crowley Flower Shop, or by logging onto www.acadiaplayers.com.
Steel Magnolias is being produced by special arrangements with Dramatic Publishing.