Haglund wandered into the BAM Box Office today and asked when the ABT Nutcracker tickets would go on sale. The B.O. attendant saw nothing in his computer and proceeded to ask the B.O. manager. She flipped through a dog-eared multi-page memo that said the tickets would be available for sale on August 25th. Haglund asked whether that date was just for donors or for the general public to which she replied "the public."
This somewhat unofficial information is somewhat different than the somewhat unofficial information being unofficially reported elsewhere. Haglund is an official member of the Unofficial Information Exchange – UIEX – and considers it his responsibility to load such unofficial information onto the UIEX ticker-tape upon its receipt so that his sophisticated readers may consider it in their ticket-investing plans and box office travels.
It seems that ABT's Press and Marketing departments are behind on releases for the BAM Nutcracker ticket info and the October 12th special performance which Andy Barth let slip [pdf] during a donors' event in LA last month. They haven't even managed to put the November Cuba trip on the performance calendar yet. Is everybody there on vacation or what?!