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2016-2017 Season

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John Michael Montgomery 1

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Kick off the new season with the musical stylings of John Michael Montgomery! This country music superstar is best known for his seven number-one hits, including “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “I Can Love You Like That,” and “The Little Girl.” Even with a storied career and roomful of awards and accolades, John Michael Montgomery has an uncanny ability to relate to his fans. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born musician, and in addition to his earnest love songs, upbeat hits like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” make for a night of pure fun! Do not miss this evening of country hits that helped set the standard for a generation and still resonate with audiences all over the country.



Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Travel back in time with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Drifters. Touring under the auspices of their original management team, the Treadwell family, they are bringing their best and most famous pop hits such as “This Magic Moment,” “Stand by Me,” and “There Goes My Baby” here to Statesboro! The Drifters’ musical catalog spans five decades and their ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of rock and roll history. They were the first African American group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their song “Under the Boardwalk,” is the most played R&B record of all time. Join us for the historic reunion in support of their new album, The Drifters Salute the Great American Songbook Live.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Due to an unforeseen medical emergency, Doc Severinsen will be unable to perform with the Georgia Southern Jazz Ensemble next Wednesday, January 25. However, we are excited to announce that trumpet virtuoso and vocalist Byron Stripling will be playing the show instead as a tribute to his very good friend Doc! Stripling is best known for his engaging rapport, jazzy vocals, and spectacular trumpet style, and has performed with Doc in their touring show, Trumpet Kings. He has also performed with over 100 orchestras worldwide, including the Boston Pops, National Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony. We hope that you will still join us for this fantastic performance at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30 pm. All tickets purchased for Doc Severinsen will be honored. For more information on purchasing tickets or if you have questions about the tickets you are currently holding, please contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 912-478-7999 or visit our website at We’ll see you at the show!


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Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Presented by Walnut Street Theatre, the oldest theatre in the country, this freshly-conceived production of Neil Simon’s Broadway classic, Last of the Red Hot Lovers will have you out of your seat with laughter. Set in the “Mad Men” world of the 1960s, this romantic comedy follows bumbling Barney Cashman, a middle-aged, overworked, and overweight husband as he tries to join the free love era before it’s too late. He attempts to arrange three trysts with three very different women – a bawdy bundle of fun who likes smooth whiskey and other women’s husbands, a young actress too kooky for words, and a neurotic housewife who happens to be married to his best friend. And through all the mishaps and laughter, Barney begins to rediscover his humanity and what he thought was missing all along. Last of the Red Hot Lovers enjoyed a lengthy run on Broadway and was also made into a hit film starring Alan Arkin.

DISCLAIMER: This presentation may include strong language and sexual situations that may be inappropriate for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.


Annie 8

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM

This Tony Award-Winning family friendly musical tells the story of little orphan Annie, a spunky and optimistic 11 year old who’s searching for her birth parents and is surprised to find herself a family along the way. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this full-scale production of the world’s best-loved musical is a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. With unforgettable songs such “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow,” Annie brings Broadway here to Statesboro in this musical that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy!


Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Directed by Lisa K. Abbott

Enter a world of paparazzi, crooked lawyers, criminals, and all that Jazz! Based on a 1926 play about Prohibition-era Chicago, the story follows the trial of Roxie Hart, accused of the murder of her lover. Working the press to avoid the death sentence, Roxie comes into competition with Velma Kelly, accused of killing her husband and sister. Told through song and dance styled after the burlesques houses of the 1920s, this is one of Bob Fosse’s greatest collaborations with John Kander and Fred Ebb. This pre-professional presentation is produced by Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance, with support from the Performing Arts Center.

CHICAGO Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred

Ebb Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Script adaptation by David Thompson

presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

DISCLAIMER: This presentation may include strong language, difficult themes, and sexual situations that may be inappropriate for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.


Last updated: 1/18/2017

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