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Popular concert series moves to Three Stages

By: Margaret Snider Telegraph Correspondent
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For those familiar with a popular local concert series, they’re going to need to adjust to a whole new stage. The Folsom Lake Community Concert Association (FLCCA) has moved to a new home at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The box office opened for season tickets to current subscribers on March 21. Sales to current subscribers will continue through April 7. Season tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 8, and ticket sales for individual performances begin May 2. For the first time, all tickets will be sold exclusively through Three Stages by any one of three different methods — at the box office, by phone, or online. The opening day sales on March 21 began at 10 a.m. at the Three Stages box office. Doreen and Steve Mykytyn, vice presidents of marketing for FLCCA, were on site at 8 a.m. but they were beat by Vearl Haynes and her son-in-law Steve Hill of Folsom, who arrived about five minutes earlier and waited patiently in the cold until the ticket window opened at 10. Inside, in the foyer, subscribers could await their turn in comfort. “It’s been a little bit slow until we get a routine going,” said Steve Mykytyn. “Number 18!” he shouted out. In prior seasons, tickets were all sold through the Mykytyns. “Now we’ve got a subscription series with reserved seats … but there isn’t a bad seat in the house,” said Steve Mykytyn. FLCCA President Sandra Burvant was part of the decision to move to the new venue. “At first it was a wonderful dream,” Burvant said. “Our concern was whether we would be able to afford it.” This is Burvant’s last term; she has served for five years, and a new president will take over in June. Stage One at Three Stages is where the FLCCA events will appear. With a 46-foot proscenium, full stage house and orchestra pit, it is capable of presenting a wide variety of arts, close to the audience, in an “intimate venue reminiscent of the Globe Theater in England,” according to the Three Stages website. Though there was some delay as subscribers waited for their turn to buy their season tickets, for the most part, they waited patiently. “It’s well worth it,” said Donna Pecotich of Folsom, as she waited with her husband, Bob. “We’re having culture in Folsom and we’re loving it. We had to go to downtown Sacramento before to see anything. Now we have it here and they’re coming our way.” Outside at the ticket window, Carol Hall of Folsom bought 14 subscriptions, purchasing some for friends who couldn’t be there. “I got here at 9:30,” Hall said. “That was early, but I got my number of 18. It was a little over an hour, but I’ve got a good book to read.” Season subscriptions are offered at $60, $70 and $80, with premier seating available for $100. Individual per-concert tickets will be offered at $25 and $35. * * * IN THE KNOW What: Folsom Lake Community Concert Association new season Where: Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom Tickets: (916) 608-6888 Online: threestages.net; flcca.org