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School Matinee Series

Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends

Grades K-4th

October 22, 2019 at 9:30am

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).


The One & Only Ivan

Grades K-5th

January 28, 2020 at 9:30am & 11:30am

For 27 years, the world of Ivan the gorilla was a dull cage in a roadside shopping mall. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant captured in the wild, Ivan’s ambitions and imagination must grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered new companion. Aided by Bob the scrappy dog and a young human ally, Ivan sets out to become the great silverback and protector he was always meant to be. Enter the mind of a remarkable hero in this unforgettable story of enduring friendship, drawn from true events. Based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate, a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Grades PreK-3rd

March 20, 2020 at 9:30am & 11:30am

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.  High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before realizing there is value in his own unique self.


Charlotte’s Web

Grades K-5th

May 1, 2020 at 9:30am

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a “miracle.” Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.


ATTENTION TEACHERS!
Book your school matinee field trip as early as July 1, 2019!
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 9:30am or 11:30am as will be denoted on the show listing above.
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.
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: 6/24/2019