Monday, September 13, 2010

Jack's Mannequin

IOWA CITY, IA – SCOPE Productions and University of Iowa Dance Marathon have the pleasure of announcing that Jack’s Mannequin will perform at the IMU Main Lounge on Sunday, November 7th at 7:00PM featuring special guest Andrew Ripp.

Andrew McMahon, piano tickling song weaver of Jack’s Mannequin, is not a typical lead singer of a pop punk band. Andrew divulges secrets within his songs that most people would never have the courage to share, from his personal thoughts of love and loss to his fight with a seemingly terminal disease. Jack’s Mannequin strings together songs that can simultaneously make a listener break out their dancing shoes while thinking of the implications of what Andrew’s struggle means.

With hit singles like “Mixed Tape,” “Dark Blue,” and “The Resolution,” Jack’s Mannequin is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Their most recent album The Glass Passenger peaked at number 8 on the billboard top 200 with 49,000 copies sold in its first week.

This show itself has some strong importance for all in attendance. Dance Marathon, the co-sponsor of the event, works every year to help provide emotional and financial support for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients and their families. This show is put on to help spread awareness and get people excited about donating and volunteering for Dance Marathon 17.

Tickets are on sale now at the University Box Office, where students can UBILL up to 8 tickets, and all other Ticketmaster locations. Registered Dance Marathon dancers can also purchase one discounted ticket to attend the show.

In honor of spreading awareness SCOPE and Dance Marathon are teaming up to provide a showing of Dear Jack, a documentary about Andrew McMahon’s struggle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This showing will take place Wednesday, November 3rd at the Bijou Theater in the IMU. Free tickets to the showing can be picked up at the University Box Office.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to call (319) 335-3041 for special seating accommodations. For additional information regarding SCOPE Productions, please visit For press inquiries, contact Zachary Isom at (319) 213-1755 or For additional information regarding Dance Marathon, please visit or contact

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