Performing Arts Center
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2018-2019 Season

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Tanya Tucker

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:30pm

In 1974, Rolling Stone magazine ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. For decades, her 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.”

 

 

 The Platters

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

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.

 

Nosferatu accompanied by The Peacherine Orchestra

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

Get into the spooky Halloween mood with the classic silent film Nosferatu the way it was intended to be seen, accompanied by a live orchestra! 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!

 

DISCLAIMER: This film is rated PG and includes some mild violence and horror that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

Jon Lehrer and Dancers

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

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 most 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. Jon Lehrer and Dancers have toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and now they bring their artistry here to Statesboro! In addition to this public performance, the group will also leave their mark on our community by offering a masterclass to local dance students. This masterclass, hosted at the Averitt Center for the Arts with support from the Performing Arts Center, is open to intermediate and advanced teen dancers. Contact the Averitt Center for the Arts for additional information or to register at (912) 212-2787.

 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:30pm

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot brings its infamous search for the Holy Grail right here to Statesboro! This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest to find the missing mythical Holy Grail. All of your favorite gags from the film find new life on stage, including flying cows, killer rabbits, and taunting Frenchmen. With a book by Monty Python comedy troupe alum Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, this hilarious Broadway show turns the genre on its head and features familiar show-stopping musical numbers, “He Is Not Dead Yet,” “Find Your Grail,” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Don’t get left behind by the “Knights who say Ni,” on this once-in-a-lifetime, magical, musical adventure!

 

DISCLAIMER: This musical contains adult themes and some mild language. Viewer discretion is advised.

Legally Blonde The Musical

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

A fabulously fun, international award-winning Broadway musical based on the adored movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of the beautiful, brilliant, and blonde Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams – and justice of course! This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dance numbers. Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! The sparkling new touring production features choreography by Tony-nominated Denis Jones, snazzy modern scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound, and three dynamic LED video screens with new inventive designs by Daniel Brody (of Aladdin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the Wizard of Oz fame). A perfect show for lightening everyone’s mood and bringing joy to audiences of all ages, Legally Blonde The Musical will win your heart and inspire you to push past the barriers that stand between you and your own dreams!

 

And introducing our new Emerging Artists Series:

Banditos

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

Join us for the inaugural performance of the Emerging Artists Series! With this program, we will present one performance each season which features an emerging artist at the top of their genre, accompanied by a local performer. This program gives us the opportunity to support rising artists who are new to the industry, but who show great promise. This season we feature Americana band, Banditos! Hailing from Birmingham, AL, one of the southern rock capitals of the country, Banditos has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “equal parts alt-country twang and garage rock bang.” Featuring three vocalists, steel guitar, banjo, upright bass, and hot-footed drums, Banditos sound is stuffed with unique rhythms and energetic melodies. Influenced by rock, soul, bluegrass, and folk, their music is both unexpectedly sweet and electric. Having performed all across the globe at prominent events such as the Newport Folk Festival and Hangout Fest, they now bring their talents here to Statesboro. Come see them here before they’re famous!

Last updated: 6/28/2018

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