Tue, July 18
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Partners with DPAC to Sponsor DPAC Ticketing Services
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC), the state’s largest health insurer, became the exclusive sponsor of all customer and member ticketing services at DPAC on July 1, 2017.
DPAC and Blue Cross NC officials will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9 a.m. on July 22, 2017, at the DPAC ticket center to celebrate the new partnership. The event will include a giveaway for a pair of tickets to the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton, which comes in SunTrust Broadway’s 2018 / 2019 Season, along with a special performance by the regional winners of the Triangle Rising Stars competition.
“It’s always our goal to provide legendary red-carpet customer service to each and every guest who visits DPAC, and we are excited for all the ways this partnership will help in achieving that goal,” said Kelley Monts de Oca, DPAC’s Director of Ticketing.
The Ticket Center at DPAC sold 457,350 tickets in 2016 – with 244,246 tickets sold online; 143,723 season tickets; 36,994 sold by phone and 32,387 sold in person at the Ticket Center.
“DPAC’s continued success is proof of the great demand for a vibrant arts presence in this region,” said Blue Cross NC Senior Vice President and Chief Sales, Marketing and Communications Officer John Roos. “We’re proud to support DPAC, a world-class performing arts center that has been crucial to downtown Durham’s revitalization and is making our state a better place to live for all of us.”
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and video. Listed seven times in the top ten in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is now the #5 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone,” hosting 200 performances a year, including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for seven consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina improves the health and well-being of our customers and communities by providing innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.89 million members, including approximately 1 million served on behalf of other Blue Plans. Since 1933, we have worked to make North Carolina a better place to live through our support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. We have been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute every year since 2012. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit Blue Cross online at bcbsnc.com. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.