Performing Arts Center
Georgia Southern University

School Matinee Series

The Magic School Bus

Grades K-5th

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:30am

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

 

Robinson Crusoe & Friday

Grades K-6th

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:30am

An English sailor, shipwrecked on a remote island, works against all odds to survive alone for 25 years. Until one day, he rescues a stranger from brutal savages and the two develop a remarkable friendship. Adapted from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this imaginative retelling emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy. Set sail with Robinson and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart!

 

 Madeline and the Bad Hat

 Grades PreK-3rd

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:30am

This colorful musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. This amusing tale traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions aren’t everything. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale of enemies-become-friends will charm and entertain children and adults alike.

 

Pete the Cat

Grades PreK-3rd

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:30am

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! The minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family except for young Jimmy, the most organized second grader on planet earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

ATTENTION TEACHERS!
Book your school matinee field trip NOW!
SHOWS SELL OUT QUICKLY!
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.
SHOWTIMES
All shows begin at 9:30 am.
Each show runs about 60 minutes.
TICKETS
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.
RESERVATIONS
All public, private, and home school groups must make a reservation in advance.
DEPOSIT
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.
PAYMENT
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.
RESERVE BY PHONE
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.
RESERVE BY MAIL
Mail deposit check made out to Georgia Southern to:
Performing Arts Center
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8159
Statesboro, GA 30460
(Attn: Box Office)
LOCATION / PARKING
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.
SEATING
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.
ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
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.
LOCAL EATERIES
• 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.
STUDY GUIDES
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
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: 6/25/2018

Performing Arts Center • PO Box 8159 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7999 • pac@georgiasouthern.edu