Jambiz logs on at Centerstage
Theatre producers Jambiz International Limited has scored another first in Jamaican theatre by making Centrestage the first theatre to introduce online purchase of theatre tickets.
The company went live with online sales last Friday and the response has already been phenomenal. Facebook has lit up with positive commendations, including words from veteran theatre practitioner and media personality Fae Ellington: "Now this is progressive. Congratulations." Another patron wrote: "This is awesome! This yah reach Pluto. Way up!"
Patrons can now log on to the company's website, www.jambizonlne.com, select their tickets right there and complete their purchase using either a credit card or PayPal account. They can either print the e-ticket generated, or simply save the ticket to their cellular phone and have that scanned at the theatre to verify the purchase.
Tickets now available for purchase using the system are for Patrick Brown's long-running comedy, Saving Alligator High - a laugh-a-line comedy that takes a few jabs at Jamaica's ailing education system, but shows that there is still hope for us to get it right.
Tickets for Saving Alligator High have been a rather scarce commodity, with patrons flocking to the theatre each night to soak up the fun and laughter. Ironically, the biggest support has come from educators - teachers and school administrators - some of whom are wont to draw parallels with their own institution of learning.
This online facility now offers an easy option for anyone, anywhere, any time to get a hold of their tickets, and avoiding the embarrassment of turning up at the theatre and to hear, "Sold out!"
Saving Alligator High now plays Tuesdays to Fridays at
8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The production also plays on public holidays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.