New season of Military Appreciation Program performances continue


DAYTON – The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is pleased to continue its highly successful Military Appreciation Program.

The program is for active-duty military members, retired veterans with ID cards, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) government civilian employees in the Miami Valley area by offering two pairs of free tickets per military household to be chosen from a variety of performances from the 2015-2016 Ascend Season, with one pair to be used between September and December 2015 and one pair to be used between January and May 2016.

Military personnel may choose from 55 different 2015-2016 Ascend Season performances listed below. Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, the program has dedicated a total of 4,100 complimentary tickets to performances of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic. For more information, go to

“This is our way of thanking our military personnel and their families for their continued service to our great country,” said DPAA President and CEO Paul Helfrich. “It’s also a great opportunity for military members and veterans who may not be familiar with Dayton’s wonderful performing arts.”

“Booz Allen is a proud presenting sponsor of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Military Appreciation Program,” said Rick Holley, Senior Vice-President, Booz Allen Hamilton. “Our support of this program is in keeping with the firm’s commitment to help organizations and community initiatives that benefit our nation’s active-duty military and veterans.”

Tickets are available now at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center on North Main Street (between First and Second Streets in downtown Dayton) or by calling Ticket Center Stage at 888-228-3630 to reserve your tickets. Box office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, 12 –4 p.m., and two hours prior to performances.

Tickets to selected performances, per the program guidelines, are available for pickup in person with a military, veteran’s, or civilian employee ID. A valid ID must be presented when picking up tickets, whether before the performance date or at Will Call.

All tickets to Military Appreciation Program performances may be reserved or picked up within 30 days of the selected performance date. When calling to reserve tickets, please mention the Military Appreciation Program. Inquiries also may be made to 888-228-3630 regarding how many assigned tickets are still left in a given performance. A total of 100 tickets per performance date in different seating tiers will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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