Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tickets for Troops Teams Up With the Orpheum!



I’m especially excited to show you this video today, because we are doing a great promotion for Barrio Grrrl with Tickets for Troops, which is an organization that puts together special outings for military families when they are in town together. Because the troops spend holidays, birthdays and other important dates in Afghanistan and Iraq, Tickets for Troops has the special mission of organizing an opportunity for those families to celebrate together when they are available.

Suzy Benedetti and her husband Tony operate this organization from Memphis in their spare time, God bless them. They take the families to places like Grizzlies games, concerts, plays, museum tours, restaurants, the Memphis Zoo, and really anywhere else in the city willing to donate a pass to their venue. So, in exchange for a ticket donation from us to Barrio Grrrl for a military family, they were gracious enough to help us out with a Tickets for Troops promotion in conjunction with the show.

The main character, Ana, has a parent in Iraq, so we thought this would be the perfect time to raise awareness of all of the military families in the Memphis area (there are 75 just in the city limits) and give a ticket discount for those who either have a military ID, or who bring in an item for us to send to the troops overseas. Regular tickets are $12.50, but with our Tickets for Troops discount, you can get up to 4 tickets for $10.00 per donated item or ID.

The list of items you can bring in to donate is:

120 MIN Phone Cards
Beef Jerky
Trail Mix
Baby Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Nutter Butters
Now & Laters or Skittles
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Thank You Post Card
Letters from School Children

For more information, check out their website here:
www.supportticketsfortroops.com

And don’t forget to see Barrio Grrrl this Thursday night at 6:00PM! Tickets are still available – call our Box Office at 525-3000, www.orpheum-memphis.com or come in to purchase tickets. Our promotion is running in 2 locations:

At the Theatre
203 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

In Davis Kidd Booksellers
387 Perkins Ext
Memphis, TN 38117-3801
(901) 683-9801

Thanks for your support, and we’ll see you there!