AT&T Performing Arts Center Offers Free Performances to Local Harvey Evacuees
Aug 31, 2017 08:50AM
● By Audrey Sellers
Harvey evacuees currently staying in Dallas-operated emergency shelters are being invited to a pair of shows being performed at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.
TITAS Presents and the Center are making up to 300 tickets available for evacuees for Thursday night’s presentation of MOMIX, one of the world’s most exciting dance companies. This family-friendly performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Winspear Opera House. TITAS Presents and the Center are providing the complimentary tickets and parking for the evacuees.
“During this disaster everyone needs to come together, as a community, to help each other,” said Charles Santos, executive director/artistic director of TITAS Presents. “We are honored to open our doors and MOMIX’s amazing performance to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. What we do together truly does make a difference.”
On Saturday, September 2, the rock band Colt & the Old 45s, a Dallas favorite, is making tickets available for its 7:30 p.m. performance in the Wyly Theatre. The Center is providing the evacuees with complimentary parking for that performance as well.
The evacuees will be provided vouchers at the four official City shelter locations in Dallas: the Kay Baily Hutchison Convention Center, Samuell Grand Recreation Center, Tommie Allen Recreation Center and Walnut Hill Recreation Center. The vouchers are both a parking pass and a ticket voucher.
Vouchers will be distributed by shelter staff to the evacuees at those shelters. Tickets, which are redeemed with the vouchers at Will Call at the venues, are available on a first come, first served basis. The vouchers to do not guarantee a parking space and/or show ticket so early arrival is being encouraged. The Center will continue to provide both until space is no longer available.
“As everyone pitches in to do what they can, we at the Center hope to provide some much-needed moments of entertainment and solace through the arts,” said Doug Curtis, president and CEO of AT&T Performing Arts Center. “We’re thankful for this opportunity to open our doors to fellow Texans who have been displaced.”
The complimentary performances at the Center are among several evacuee outreach efforts being announced by arts and cultural organizations in the Dallas Arts District.
“Our hearts go out to all the victims of Harvey, and we hope, that in some small way, we can bring a little bit of joy into the lives of those enduring this tragedy,” said Bryan Stout of Colt and the Old 45s. “We welcome with open arms those unfortunate victims who would like to, and can, attend our concert.”
TITAS Presents, in association with AT&T Performing Arts Center
MOMIX: Opus Cactus
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Colt and the Old 45s
Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201