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The Daily Iowan - Monday, July 10, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will be making a return to Iowa City in August as part of a tour to discuss his new book. Iowa City’s famed independent bookstore, Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., has announced it will bring Sanders to Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., on Aug. 31. at 7 p.m. after the release of his book, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, according to a press release.
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
It’s that time of year again, when theaters begin to announce their 2017-18 seasons, and Hancher Auditorium is no different. Now in its second year in its new building, Hancher promises another great lineup for the season. This season is unique for Hancher because it marks its 45th anniversary. Hancher Education Manager Micah Ariel James said the success of this year’s season has created an excited, and maybe even anxious, feeling around the facility.
Hancher Auditorium announces 2017-18 shows
The Gazette - Monday, May 8, 2017
Hancher Auditorium’s doors opened with fanfare Sept. 9, and in the nearly nine months since, more than 100,000 people have stepped into a new era for the University of Iowa’s premiere arts and entertainment venue. The first year has flown by for Chuck Swanson, Hancher’s executive director. “It is so hard to believe,” he said. The staff received the keys to the building June 1, and now that the first season has ended, he said it feels like the fastest of his 32 years with the organization.
'Hamilton' star, jazz icon and more headline Hancher's 45th season
Iowa City Press Citizen - Monday, May 8, 2017
The "Hamilton" star who won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, the trumpeter who is arguably the biggest name in modern jazz, award-winning Broadway shows and more highlight the new season of performances coming to Hancher Auditorium Announced Monday morning, the 2017-2018 season marks the 45th anniversary of the Hancher organization and the second year in the University of Iowa's new Hancher Auditorium.
Hamilton star featured in the upcoming season at Hancher Auditorium
KCRG - Monday, May 8, 2017
Ahead, the 2017-2018 season, the 45th season, at Hancher Auditorium is coming out. Chuck Swanson, the executive director, sat down with KCRG-TV Nine's Chris Earl for a live interview on what to watch for.
Hancher’s 45th anniversary season features favorites, new faces
Iowa Now - Monday, May 8, 2017
The second season in the University of Iowa’s new Hancher Auditorium also will be the organization’s 45th anniversary season. The celebratory lineup features an array of world-class performers who will contribute to the artistic conversation on campus, in the community, and across the state.
Review: /peh-LO-tah/
West Side Story - Sunday, May 7, 2017
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from /peh-LO-tah/. A new, multi-disciplinary work considering soccer and the African American experience. But Thursday night rolled around and it was showtime. The front half of Hancher’s theater was packed, and there was a certain excitement in the air, the excitement coming from not knowing what to expect. That feeling continued even as the lights went down and the show started.
'The Pirates of Penzance' coming to Hancher stage
Iowa City Press Citizen - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The University of Iowa Opera Theatre embarks on its first production in the new Hancher Auditorium presenting W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s "The Pirates of Penzance" with performances at 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 2 p.m. April 23.
Daily Iowan - Thursday, April 6, 2017
Devout fans of literature and aspiring writers sat down under the lights of the beautiful Hancher Strauss Hall to hear a reading from multi-genre author and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Kelly Link. Link began the reading with a haunting yet humorous passage from her short story, “I Can See Right Through You.” In a somewhat conversational manner, she functioned as a ghost-story teller by the campfire, depicting the tale of an actress’ run-ins with fame, a demon lover, and a missing nudist colony.
Daily Iowan - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Opening for Andrew Bird on Tuesday evening, My Brightest Diamond was unfamiliar to many concert goers. But these attendees absolutely left the show as fans, springing to their feet in a standing ovation. The new Hancher stage premiered its first ever Mission Creek Festival performance with My Brightest Diamond, fronted by alternative singer-songwriter and multi-talented musician Shara Nova.