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Broadway Center presents

Reinventing Radio: An Afternoon with Ira Glass

Sunday, May 4, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Pantages Theater

Tickets: $29, $49, $59, $75*
The creator of the public radio show This American Life talks about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. Glass will also play funny and memorable clips from the show, and talk about what was behind their creation.
*'A Tier' tickets are SOLD OUT! Your $75 includes pre-show meet and greet with Ira Glass at 1:30 p.m. in Studio 2 — includes appetizers!
  • Ira Glass photo © Adrianne Mathiowetz 2012
  • Ira Glass photo credit Tom Campbell

(1) Photo © Adrianne Mathiowetz 2012
(2) Photo credit Tom Campbell

We invite you to explore and discover new events in the 2013-14 season. Ticket packages can be reserved through the Broadway Center Box Office. There are big shows coming to the stages this year and tickets will sell quickly. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 16, so be sure to order early.

The more shows you buy, the more you’ll save!

  • Purchase 3 events and save 10%
  • Purchase 5 events and save 15% PLUS receive one free parking pass per show
  • Purchase 7 events and save 20% PLUS receive one free parking pass per show

To order your tickets, call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894. Or download and complete the order form and mail to: 901 Broadway, Suite 700 – Tacoma, WA, USA, 98402 or fax to: 253.591.2013.


“Every human intricacy and impulse is explored and discussed, often meaning that the stories can be incredibly dark and harrowing, but ultimately, they are all rewarding listening.”

— The Huffington Post

“…[S]tories in the true sense of the word, not stories in the recent journalistic tradition of balance and precision but stories in the old sense of more-or-less true tales you tell one another to spread insight, meaning, pleasure.”

— The Nation

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Puget Sound Revels Northwest Sinfonietta Tacoma City Ballet Tacoma Concert Band Tacoma Opera Tacoma Symphony Tacoma Youth Symphony