Park City Institute offers three-show package |

Park City Institute offers three-show package

The third show is free

The Park City Institute wants its audience members to expand their horizons this holiday season, so the nonprofit is offering special three-show tickets packages that can be purchased until Dec. 25.

Each package is comprised of two pre-selected shows along with a free ticket that can be used for any date except New Year’s Eve, said Executive Director Teri Orr.

“These packages offer our audience members two performances in a genre, and then they get to choose another show for free,” Orr told The Park Record. “We put two shows we thought fit logically and we hoped our audience would become even more diverse by selecting something totally different as their third choice.”

The goal came from Orr and her staff to encourage audiences to “explore” the Main Stage season.

“We were trying to get folks to discover different events that they might not naturally discover on their own,” Orr said. “Maybe they love dance and want to stretch and go see a conversation with Maureen Dowd or Van Jones. Or maybe they’ll want to go see Maureen Dowd and Van Jones and then choose Alvin Ailey II. The choice is up to them.”

Package categories are as follows:


  • Dec. 3: Maureen Dowd and Carl Hulse from the New York Times
  • Jan. 7: Van Jones CNN commentator and former White House staffer who will be joined by actor-turned-activist Mike Farrell, and Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death-row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence.High Notes
  • Dec. 17: Pacific Mambo Orchestra
  • Dec. 29: The Fabulous ThunderbirdsGiant Leaps (“Leaps”)
  • Feb. 18 Jessica Lang Dance
  • Feb. 24-25 Alvin Ailey Dance Company IIWordsmiths
  • Feb. 4: Fran Lebowitz, satirist and writer
  • March 4: Lidia Yuknavitch, authorDaring Divas
  • Feb. 18: Storm Large, the co-lead singer of Pink Martini
  • April 15: Nellie McKay, singer, actress, author and playwrightMind-Benders
  • Dec 10: An Evening with Adam Savage from “Myth-Busters”

Feb 21-22: Cirque Éloize, French-Canadian troupe of theatrical acrobats

The packages start at $57.

“That’s for all three shows,” Orr said. “It’s quite a deal.”

Orr said she has never been more proud of a season than this one.

“I feel that we really did a strong job of finding shows that represent all the audiences that live in a small town, as well as all the innate curiosities that are found in a small town,” she said. “I feel the variety and depth and breadth of what we have this year is unusual.

“It’s not enough to just present someone on stage for me anymore,” she said. “I now hope there are things that happen as a result of those evenings at the Eccles Center.”

Park City Institute three-show packages can be purchased by calling 435-655-3114 or by visiting

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