The following is a republished press release from Ithaca College. It was NOT written by The Ithaca Voice… click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or contact us at tips@ithacavoice.com.

Ithaca College Theatre offers great savings through a variety of season subscription packages. In addition to discounted ticket prices, subscribers have the benefits of guaranteed seats for each of the six main-stage shows, the ability to pick their desired dates, and complimentary ticket exchanges throughout the season.

Ithaca College Theatre will kick off the 2016-2017 season with one of Federico Garcia Lorca’s best-known tragedies, “Blood Wedding”: a tale of deception, yearning, and vengeance. Full of song and chant, this poetic play is an exploration of the tension between individual desires and societal expectations in 20th-century Spain.

The fall musical will be “Company” by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Robert is turning 35 and he’s still single, much to the dismay of his supportive, married friends. This Tony award–winning musical marries an exciting score with an in-depth look at the complicated choices people face.

The season of the winter solstice inspires IC faculty choreographers to put bodies in motion as the world turns toward long nights and inner light. The December dance concert, “Winter Bodies,” will be choreographed by Lindsay Gilmour, Amy Walker O’Brien, and Courtney Young.

Mozart created “La Clemenza di Tito” when commissioned to write an opera to celebrate the 1791 coronation of the Holy Roman emperor Leopold II. This opera seria’s magnificent score portrays a generous ruler caught in a web of jealousy and revenge.

The spring musical, Mark Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock,” premiered in 1937 amid controversy. Society continues to play and replay its story today: the clash between the business mogul and those seeking equitable treatment for workers.

Playwright Aphra Behn, the first Englishwoman to make her living as a professional writer, uses “The Rover” to reveal the hopes and hypocrisies of love, sex, and marriage.

Though written in 1677, IC Theatre’s production of The Rover will be set during Mardi Gras in modern New Orleans. Masquerades, mishaps, and love triangles abound when lustful men woo cunning women.

Ithaca College Theatre student/youth subscription packages start at $30 and include all six shows of the season. Regular admission packages start at $42, and discount packages for senior citizens, alumni, Ithaca College faculty and staff, and Friends of Ithaca College start at $36. Fill out a subscription order form here: http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/theatre/mainstage/pricesseatmaps/

Single tickets for all performances will go on sale September 1, 2016. Purchase tickets at Ithaca.ticketforce.com. The Dillingham ticket office will open September 12, 2016.

Stay up to date with IC Theatre! Please “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join our e. newsletter mailing list by going toictams1@gmail.com.

Photo courtesy of Flickr.