Performing Arts Center
Georgia Southern University

School Matinee Series

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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Grades 2 – 5

Join us for the enchanting musical version of the Newberry Medal-winning tale of two children that take the trip of a lifetime to the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Claudia and her brother uncover fascinating secrets in this smart action-adventure!


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Tuesday, November 10, 2015aac_childrens_theatre_wardrobe_lg

Grades 2-6

Based on the popular book by C.S. Lewis, this spellbinding musical adventure story is about four children who accidentally enter the magical land of Narnia by climbing through an enchanted wardrobe. Although they seem unlikely heroes, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy alongside lion King Aslan!


Chicken Dance

Tuesday, January 19, 2016chicken dance1

Grades PreK-3

Don’t miss this beloved Tammi Sauer book come to life in a hilarious new musical! Chickens Marge and Lola are on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest. First prize: two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! Can Marge and Lola, against all odds, win the talent contest to see their favorite chicken singer?

Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Monday, May 9, 2016index

Grades K-5

Get your tickets for this one of a kind musical based on the best-selling book by Barbara Park! Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, so who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids to cookies, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is ALWAYS something to sing about!

Book your school matinee field trip NOW!
Make reservations for performances by calling the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 912.478.7999. 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. Ticket payments for chaperons assisting the group must be included with group payment. We cannot accept individual payments for chaperons.
Your balance will be due two weeks before the show date. 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. Additional tickets may only be purchased if the show is not sold out.
Call the Box Office at 912-478-7999 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 once a deposit has been paid. 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 at 912-478-7999 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Last updated: 7/8/2015

Performing Arts Center • PO Box 8159 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7999 •