Performing Arts Center
Georgia Southern University

School Matinee Series

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards

Grades K-8th

Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 9:30am

Praised by Sirius XM Radio / Kids Place Live as their “favorite new musical discovery”, make way for Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards! This live five-piece New Orleans jazz band is not only educational for kids, but is very adult-friendly as well! In this interactive program, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards use their original tunes and some of the greatest songs from Black folk music, blues, Ragtime, jazz, zydeco, and swing to help students develop music literacy and to share the encouraging, multicultural story of Jazz in America.

Dragons Love Tacos

Grades K-5th

Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 9:30am

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. Based off the children’s book by Adam Rubin, this musical revue includes several other beloved contemporary children’s stories including “Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein, “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride” by Kate DiCamillo, and “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days” by Erica Silverman.

 Nugget and Fang

 Grades PreK-2nd

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 9:30am

ArtsPower’s colorful new musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?


Grades K-5th

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 9:30am

Clementine is having a “not so good of a day” – but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let a trip to the principal’s office get her down! Whether she’s cutting the glue out of her best friend Margaret’s hair, concocting a scheme to prevent her teacher Mr. D’Matz from moving to Egypt, or riding the service elevator with Mitchell, who is N-O-T not her boyfriend, Clementine’s antics are sure to make you laugh. Come join America’s favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school, and mischief on an epic third-grade adventure you’ll never forget.

Book your school matinee field trip NOW!
Make reservations for performances by calling the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 912.478.7916. The Box Office is open at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Box Office is located in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center.
All shows begin at 9:30 am.
Each show runs about 60 minutes.
Tickets are $5 per person. Please include ALL parents and teachers in your total school count, so that all of you may sit together as a group. Please do NOT have parents call the Box Office for individual tickets.
All public, private, and home school groups must make a reservation in advance.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your order is required to reserve your seats no later than two weeks after you make your request. Please make your deposit within two weeks of your initial request to avoid missing out on a show. If your order is $100 or less, payment is due in full for a reservation. A confirmation and study guide will be emailed to you upon receipt of your deposit.
Full payment for all reserved seats is required two weeks prior to your performance. Deposits and ticket payments for groups may be paid with cash, check, or credit card.When making your final payment please let the Box Office know if you need to reduce the number of tickets ordered and your balance will be adjusted accordingly. Ticket payments for chaperons assisting the group must be included with group payment. We cannot accept individual payments for chaperons.
Call the Box Office at 912-478-7916 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. We accept payment from all major credit cards.
Mail deposit check made out to Georgia Southern to:
Performing Arts Center
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8159
Statesboro, GA 30460
(Attn: Box Office)
All performances are held at the 825-seat Performing Arts Center located on the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro, conveniently located just off I-16. The PAC is located at the corner of Plant Drive and Chandler Road adjacent to the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center. Specific directions can be found at our Directions and Parking page. Also, please notify the Box Office Manager on the total number of buses you will be bringing so parking arrangements may be made prior to your arrival. Parking is free.
Upon your arrival into the Performing Arts Center lobby, ushers will seat your group. Please arrive early. Performance curtain times be held no longer than five minutes. If your group is late, you will be seated when the lights are out and when there is an appropriate time in the performance to avoid disrupting the actors and seated audience.
The Performing Arts Center has wheelchair accessible seating areas and is equipped with hearing assistance system. Please let us know of your needs in these areas at the time of your reservation.
• Several fast food eateries are located on Fair Road (Highway 67) near the Performing Arts Center.
• Lakeside Cafe food court on campus is available within a five-minute walk from the PAC. Call Lakeside Cafe at 912.478.5231 prior to the performance date to notify them that a large group will be coming, or bring sack lunches and enjoy lunch under the willow trees at the lake and watch the ducks and turtles play.
• To reserve picnic tables at nearby M. C. Anderson Park Pavilion at the Recreation Activities Center (RAC) on campus, please fill out the following reservation form: Please submit this form at least two weeks prior to the date your group will be attending. You may fax the reservation form to the RAC. If you have any questions regarding the reservation form, contact the RAC/CRI at 912.478.5463
• You may also reserve picnic tables at nearby Mill Creek Park by calling Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation at 912.764.5637.
A study guide will be emailed to teachers two weeks before the performance date. You’ll learn about the story, the writer, and the artistic concept before you see the performance. Study Guides include pre- and post-play activities and give information on how the performance relates to school curriculum.
For more information please call the Box Office Manager at 912-478-7916 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Last updated: 5/8/2018

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