Beginning May 24, both senior and junior high school students can buy $5 seats to more than 450 arts events including numerous Off-Broadway shows, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, jazz, performance art and museum exhibitions.
High 5's Summer Catalog doesn't feature Broadway shows, though numerous Off and Off-Off-Broadway venues offer discounts: Jean Cocteau Rep's production of Happy Days, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage Theatre, Repertorio Espanol, and at the Queens' Thalia Spanish Theatre.
Not only do High 5's discounts run on the weekend performances, but if high-schoolers want to see a show on a school night, the $5 rate buys two tickets.
High 5's free Summer Catalog can be picked up at participating Ticketmaster outlets, N.Y.'s public libraries, various Barnes and Noble and Borders bookstores, and Coliseum Books (Broadway at 57th Street). The Catalog can also be viewed on-line at www.high5tix.org, or call (212) 445-8587.
-- By Sean McGrath