Senior and junior high school students can buy $5 seats to more than 450 New York City arts events this spring with the award-winning High Five program. Among the theatrical offerings are Crimes of the Heart at Second Stage, Race and I Will Bear Witness at Classic Stage Company, A Connecticut Yankee, Bloomer Girl, Hair and The Devil and Daniel Webster at City Center, the Amy and David Sedaris project at Drama Dept., Urban Zulu Mambo at Signature Theatre, Saved at Theatre for a New Audience and No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs at Primary Stages.
Not only do High 5 discounts run on select weekend performances, but if high schoolers want to see a show on a school night, the $5 rate buys two tickets (i.e., $2.50 apiece) for an adult or mentor to accompany him or her.
Participating theatre companies include Jean Cocteau Repertory, Thalia Spanish Theatre, American Globe Theatre, Blue Heron Theatre, Women's Project & Productions, Target Margin Theater, Pan Asian Repertory, Theatre for the New City, Repertorio Espanol and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Other discounts available include tickets for ballet, contemporary dance, museums, opera and symphony orchestras.
High 5's free spring Catalog, published in Spanish and English, can be picked up at participating Ticketmaster outlets, NYC's public libraries and the High Five offices at One East 53rd Street. The Catalog can also be viewed on-line at www.high5tix.org, or call (212) 445-8587. — By Christine Ehren and Sean McGrath