The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern kicks off the second half of their 2018-2019 Main Stage Season with a performance by Jon Lehrer and Dancers on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at the PAC Box Office.
Jon Lehrer and Dancers have toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and now they bring their artistry here to Statesboro!
With creativity, athleticism, and the ability to make contemporary, modern, and jazz dance accessible to all audiences, Jon Lehrer and Dancers have made quite a name for themselves in the dance and theatre world. Striking the elusive balance between art and entertainment, Lehrer and Dancers showcases unique choreography and a fun, distinctive style which fuses jazz and modern dance. Featuring some of the genre’s most athletic professional dancers, Lehrer’s choreography focuses on three main elements of movement: circularity, three-dimensionality, and momentum, coming together to create a true spectacle onstage which can be enjoyed by dance experts and novices alike; this is truly a dance show for all with colorful costuming, exciting music, and inventive movement.
This performance is an exciting opportunity for the community. Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel explains, “I think audiences often have the misconception that contemporary dance is going to be hard to follow, or too out there, or that they won’t be able to appreciate or understand it without a dance background. Jon Lehrer breaks all of those misconceptions down, giving an accessible, colorful performance that is both entertaining and full of artistic merit.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online atwww.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
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The Amen Corner tells the story of Margaret Alexander, a single mother and pastor. Alexander must face
the consequences as a secret from her past forces her to reevaluate the role of religion and family. She is faced with this choice as her son stands on the brink of manhood and must choose his own path.
Directed by Mical Whitaker, this production is the 35th anniversary of the first performance of this script on the Georgia Southern Stage.
The show opens on November 7th and runs through November 14th. Curtain is at 7:30pm evenings and 2pm for the Sunday Matinee.
Contact the box office at 912-478-5379 for more information.
The upcoming panel for The Amen Corner is titled “The Legacy of James Baldwin and Integration at Georgia Southern University”. The panel will be exploring James Baldwin’s writings and the current social issues of today which will lead into a conversation about the Integration at Georgia Southern University, looking back, examining today and exploring the opportunities of tomorrow as we celebrate an impressive history of African American Theatre.
Dr. Krystyl Tift
Dr. David Dudley
Dr. Pat Gillis
Dr. Georgene Bess-Montgomery
The panel will be held on the set of The Amen Corner in the Black Box of the Center for Art & Theatre, with Mical Whitaker and the cast and crew of The Amen Corner on 12th November, 2018.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern is excited to celebrate the spooky Halloween season with a screening of horror classic Nosferatu the way it was intended to be seen, accompanied live by The Peacherine Orchestra. Tickets are already on sale of the performance on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30pm.
Released in 1922, Nosferatu is considered one of the most foreboding and influential horror films in the history of cinema. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, what is supposed to be a simple real estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the heart of Transylvania, and the castle of the otherworldly Count Orlok, portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck in a performance which has spawned its own mythology. But is the Count just the wealthy eccentric that he appears to be or something much more sinister?
This cinema classic is accompanied live by the twelve piece Peacherine Orchestra, hailed as “the premier American ragtime orchestra” by the Washington Post. Formed by conductor Andrew Greene in 2010, the orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – ragtime, theatre, and dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores, and has performed at numerous leading venues, including The Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and the American Film Institute. Travel back to the roaring 20s with us and see Nosferatu as it would have been screened originally, with its hauntingly beautiful authentic musical score, in this performance perfect for music and film fans alike!
Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel says, “This is the first time that the PAC has undertaken a project like this, and we are so excited to be dipping our toes into the world of film screening. This program is particularly special, however, because of the live music element. It really helps to bridge the space between film and live performance. I think this is going to be such a unique event for Statesboro.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
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The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern is thrilled to welcome the illustrious Motown group The Platters for an exciting performance as a part of their 2018-2019 Main Stage Season. Tickets are on sale now and going quickly for the Sunday, October 14, 2018 matinee.
Formed in 1952, The Platters crashed through the music industry’s racial barriers and onto the rock n’ roll scene to become one of the century’s most important, famous vocal groups. Propelled by the success of their debut single, the romantic ballad “Only You (and You Alone),” the group went on to entertain America and the world for decades.
Their extensive soulful repertoire includes favorites such as “Enchanted,” “Magic Touch,” and No. 1 hits “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time,” and the incomparable “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” The current lineup includes veteran performers of film, stage, and screen, Wayne Miller, Adele Galinda “DD” Grey Martin, Lance Bernard Bryant, and Kenny Williams. Today, The Platters continue to captivate audiences of all ages worldwide with great storytelling, soaring voices, and dazzling choreography.
Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel notes, “We could not be happier to get to share the joy of The Platters with audiences here in Statesboro, GA. The Motown style of music still speaks to so many and helps us relive such a storied moment in rock and roll history. Plus it’s just a great time! I would not be surprised to see the audience dancing in the aisles!”
Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
Please contact Stacie McDaniel for more information:
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern is excited to present famed country music artist Tanya Tucker for the opening performance of their 2018-2019 Main Stage Season on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Season packages are on sale now, and single tickets will be on sale starting August 20.
For decades, Tucker’s sultry voice and vivacious stage presence have helped to make her one of the most admired and respected female artists in country music. A defining voice of the genre and a modern-day legend, Tanya Tucker’s reign has included 23 Top 40 albums, 10 No. 1 hit Billboard singles, and numerous awards, including two Country Music Association (CMA) awards, two Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, three Country Music Television (CMT awards), and 10 Grammy nominations.
From her signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent. Come see this legend live, as she performs all of her biggest hits, including “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone),” “Love Me Like You Used To,” “Strong Enough to Bend,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” and the classic favorite, the song that made her a star, “Delta Dawn.”
Says Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel, “Hosting Tanya Tucker here at the Performing Arts Center is like a dream come true. I grew up on her music, and she is without a doubt one of the powerhouses of the country music genre. I can’t wait! We are anticipating huge crowds for this show, so get your tickets fast!”
Tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
Please contact Stacie McDaniel for more information:
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) today released the 2018 state culinary guide, Georgia Eats. The fourth annual digest-sized guide features the wildly popular “100 Plates Locals Love” list, as well as 10 flavor tours that showcase inspiring dining options, a gallery of the state’s most Instagrammable foods, unique festivals, delectable recipes from a few of Georgia’s celebrated chefs and more.
Georgia Eats was initially published in conjunction with the “Year of Culinary” campaign in 2015. The enthusiastic response from visitors led tourism officials to continue publishing it annually. Georgia Eats has become one of the state’s most popular marketing pieces with a print circulation of 187,000 and 62,000 unique page views via ExploreGeorgia.org.
With diverse and flavorful crops, farm-to-table dining, food festivals, cooking schools, award-winning wineries, agritourism trails, talented local chefs, u-pick farms, and much more, Georgia continues to emerge as a leading culinary destination in the South.
“There is no better way to immerse yourself in Georgia’s history and culture than through our unique food and dining offerings,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Whether you’re looking for local favorites or finding the best food festival for a weekend away, Georgia Eats is the perfect guide to delicious experiences you can’t find anywhere else.”
The cover of Georgia Eats features Chef-farmer Matthew Raiford, owner of The Famer and the Larder in downtown Brunswick, Ga. A 2018 James Beard nominee, Chef Raiford’s restaurant gives a whole new meaning to farm-to-table as many of the ingredients come from Raiford’s nearby family farm, Gilliard Farms, which has been in his family since 1874.
“It’s an honor to be featured in the Georgia Eats culinary guide; with the great bounty of food that Georgia has to offer and the openness we have received from farmers, fisherman, and ranchers all over the state, it has made cooking amazing food easy,” said Chef Raiford. “We are looking forward to many more years of bringing good food and community together!”
Since the inaugural issue of Georgia Eats, Georgia Tourism has designated the “100 Plates Locals Love” as a way to provide visitors with locally sourced suggestions. Nominations from around the state are gathered via ExploreGeorgia.org and evaluated by a panel of judges who curate the list down to the final designees. The list has been likened to recommendations that Georgians would share with family and friends, and it has received rave reviews from visitors as well as restaurant owners. View the full “100 Plates Locals Love” list online at ExploreGeoriga.org.
The Georgia Eats culinary guide is available at the state’s 12 Visitor Information Centers across the state and on the state’s consumer tourism website ExploreGeorgia.org. To learn more about Georgia’s rich culinary experiences through videos, tours and more, visit ExploreGeorgia.org/dining. Share your favorite food finds using #GeorgiaEats.
Sr. Communications Specialist
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Vacation right here in Statesboro! Come join us for some summer fun downtown! On Friday, June 1, Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will host their First Friday “Staycation” from 5:30-8 pm on the courthouse lawn. Come and see all the exciting things Statesboro has to offer you!
Staycation is the perfect place to jumpstart your summer and is fun for all ages. There will be a variety of vendors from all your favorite downtown shops and live entertainment! We have it all from tasty treats, art, music, activities for children, and a bounce house provided by Party Harbor. This is the perfect opportunity to see all the adventures that await you.
Some of our participants include Tormenta FC, The Jumping Place Skydiving Center, Southeastern Balloon Services LLC, Jumpshot Indoor Trampoline & Paintball, Bulloch Marina, Southern Dive Center, The Clubhouse, Performance Painting, and Georgia Southern Shooting Sports Education Center. There’s no need to travel when everything is right here!
The DSDA has created a Downtown Discount card, featuring 18 different businesses in the downtown Statesboro area. These cards will be available for purchase at the DSDA office on Siebald St. or at F1RST Friday events. The cards will be sold for $10 and can be reused until April 2019.
Statesboro is your vacation destination! Everything you could want in your perfect vacation is just down the street. Outdoor activities, sports, activities for children, restaurants, water fun and more!
For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority
by calling 912.764.7227 or emailing [email protected].
Expect the unexpected as The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University welcomes canine comedy show “Mutts Gone Nuts” on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets for this show are on sale now and going fast!
Since 1985, comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. In 2005, they turned their attention to a creating a comedy dog act. Their nine amazing canine partners are all adopted from animal shelters and rescues, and have been trained with positive, reward-based training methods.
This top-notch presentation includes incredibly high-flying Frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog! Mutts Gone Nuts is sure to unleash havoc and hilarity as the Houghtons attempt to match wits with their mischievous mutts in a family-friendly performance that has been leaving audiences across the country howling for more.
Says Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel, “I could not imagine a more fun way to end our season here at the PAC. Our whole staff has been waiting all year for this event. The show itself is going to be incredibly funny, but I also love that it’s bringing some much-needed attention to the dogs themselves, who have all been adopted from rescues – look how far they’ve come! Such a super-talented group of animals.”
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
by Chatise R. Smith –
In a world where morality is being mandated, Shakespeare explores the hypocrisy of sexual politics. Angelo, a strict, moralistic politician, has been appointed by the Duke to govern in his absence. Angelo uses his new authority to clean up the city. Until he meets Isabella, a young nun whose brother is facing death as a result of Angelo’s laws. He makes her a bargain, if she sleeps with him, her brother goes free.
The age old tale of injustice depicts what happens when an immoral ruler imposes moral laws in a society devoid of forgiveness. This production’s contemporary setting emphasizes the universal nature of Shakespeare’s work as it comments on the sexual and moral politics of modern America. In this time of #metoo the play is even more prevalent to a modern audience. A New York Times review of the Polonsky Shakespeare Centers production claimed: “Measure for Measure includes some of the finest moral argumentation in the canon: thrilling back-and-forths between well-matched antagonists with a great deal on the line.”
Measure for Measure opens Wednesday, Apr. 4 and runs through Wednesday, Apr. 11. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Apr. 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Georgia Southern Center for Art & Theatre Black Box. There will be no show on Monday, Apr. 9.
Student and youth tickets are $6. Faculty, staff and community tickets are $12. All seating is general admission. Group prices are available, contact the box office for information. The house opens at 7 p.m., and we encourage audience members to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. to ensure good seats. The balcony will serve as overflow seating. Call the Box Office at 912-478-5379 to make reservations.
The box office is open from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, as well as 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for ticket purchases, and reopens at 6:00 p.m. on performance days. Tickets can also be purchased through Marketplace on the GSU web site at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/cat/season.
Measure for Measure: Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Professor Lisa L. Abbott. Press release by Chatise R. Smith.