November in Statesboro is packed full of live performances, fall themed events, and family fun!
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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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With the temperature cooling down (a bit) and football season in full swing, you’ll find lots to do when you visit Statesboro this month! The family friendly events are plentiful! A great one to kick off the month is GreenFest in downtown Statesboro on the 6th. The 57th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair begins on the 15th for a week full of thrills and chills on the midway plus the famous Kiwanis Pancake House is a tradition that brings people back to the Boro year after year. Scare on the Square will pack downtown on the 27thwith Trunk or Treaters and zombies who will close the night with Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance through the streets. Looking for adult only entertainment? Break out the boas and stilettos for the Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE on October 26th and 27th at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
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There’s so much to do so clear your calendar for Fall fun in Statesboro! See the Community Calendar with a complete list of events.
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.
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Please see the below hotel room availability as of 9/13/18 at 2:55pm. Staff members at all hotels are currently very busy booking rooms so the numbers continue to fluctuate. “TBD” means that the hotel staff was busy with customers at the time of our call so the availability is “to be determined”.
Update for boat-owners: Custom Marine is offering free boat storage in a fully fenced in area. Call first to assure space is still available. 912-681-7777
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Georgia Southern Eagle Football is back and nobody celebrates the season better than True Blue fans! The excitement doesn’t stop there, though! September in Statesboro is bursting at the seams with live music including country music legend Tanya Tucker, Victor Wainwright and the Train, and a celebration of the music of Tom Petty. Bring the kids to Brooklet for the 29th Annual Peanut Festival and be sure to get tickets early for The Addams Family Musical at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Check out our weekly calendar to see where you can kick back with karaoke or trivia and be sure to put the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market on your “to do” list when you Visit Statesboro..
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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.
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Discover Statesboro during the month of August! Enjoy family friendly events like the Downtown Getdown or catch an exciting soccer game at Georgia Southern University. Love the night life? We aren’t the home of the Statesboro Blues for nothing! Check out our weekly calendar to see where you can kick back with live music, karaoke or try your hand at one of our Trivia Nights. There’s something for everyone when you Visit Statesboro!
by Amy Connell –
For as long as I can remember, the Fourth of July has always been associated with some of my fondest memories. It’s a day that everyone comes together to show their pride for our great country. Growing up in Statesboro, the Firecracker Fest held at Mill Creek was always a tradition. From watching the fireworks from inside the car with my mom as a child because I was afraid of how loud they were, to laying on blankets surrounded by my friends looking up at the bright-colored explosions in the sky, those memories will stay with me forever.
The past couple of years I have been out of town on the 4th, so I was excited that I would get to attend the Firecracker Fest this year. When I arrived, I was immediately flooded by all of my senses taking me back to the memories of the event in the past. From the smell of hamburgers grilling to the sound of children laughing, I was reminded of what a special event this was. As I managed my way through the crowd, I saw families sitting together, dressed in red, white, and blue to show their patriotism. Children ran around with American flags painted on their cheeks enjoying snow cones, and there was live music from local bands and artists playing in the background. People from all over arrived with their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the event.
I noticed a line of people out the corner of my eye. As I walked around the corner, I saw that there was a giant red, white, and blue, inflatable water slide. Children and adults were eagerly waiting for their turn to slide down. Children were laughing and smiling as the joy they felt from the rush of sliding took over their bodies. On the other side, a tie-dyed tapestry was hanging up as families put on silly glasses and wore feather boas to take a photo. To me, it was a picture of the American dream as I looked around at all of the smiling faces and happy families.
As the night progressed, different bands played on the stage as people gathered around sitting in the grass. The children were anxiously awaiting for the sky to grow dark enough for the fireworks to begin. When the time finally came, the loud bursts and crackles were followed by a colorful show in the sky. The looks on the children’s faces were unforgettable as they looked up into the night sky smiling. There is something so special about everyone coming together to celebrate such a wonderful holiday. Firecracker Fest 2018, thank you for reminding me how awesome Statesboro is, and Happy Independence Day, America. Until next year.