June 25, 2012
PSST! Offers Pay What You Can Days
VALDOSTA -- Peach State Summer Theatre Pay What You Can performances are set for June 27 and June 28.
Duke Guthrie, PSST! managing director, said that Pay What You Can tickets for the 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, performance of “Go, Dog. Go!” are sold out. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were a few seats available for the 7:30 p.m. performance of “The Light in the Piazza” that same day and one seat available for the 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, performance of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”
“This is our third season of Pay What You Can,” he said. “We began this as a way of making our performances available to folks who would not otherwise be able to attend. It is a popular offering at a number of not-for-profit theatres in the United States. This year, the response has been amazing. It is an opportunity that folks look for specifically.”
Regular ticket price for PSST! shows is $25 plus tax for adults and $20 plus tax for all children, students, and senior citizens.
Pay What You Can works by allowing musical theatre fans to make a contribution of their choice to see one or all of the designated performances. Tickets can and should be picked up in advance from the PSST! box office, which is located on the first floor of the Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building at the intersection of Brookwood Drive and Oak Street and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Individuals purchasing more than four tickets for a single performance are required to pay a minimum of $7 per ticket. Only cash and checks are accepted. Phone reservations are not allowed for these performances.
Peach State Summer Theatre, or PSST!, is Valdosta’s premiere professional summer stock theatre. Each summer, dozens of singers, dancers, technicians, managers, and creators gather on the campus of Valdosta State University for nine weeks. During that time, they rehearse, build, and present three musicals in rotating repertory.
The 2012 Peach State Summer Theatre season marks the 23rd year of VSU producing professional theatre for the city of Valdosta, the state of Georgia, and beyond. From 1990 to 2004, VSU produced the Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival. In 2005, the summer theatre program was relocated to the university and renamed PSST! Then, in 2006, it was designated the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia by the Georgia Legislature.
The musical theatre season kicked off on June 2 with the opening of “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” which was followed by the opening of “Go, Dog. Go!” on June 15 and “The Light in the Piazza” on June 22. All three shows will be presented in rotating repertory through the weekend of July 14-15 on the Sawyer Theatre stage in VSU’s Fine Arts Building.
The Peach State Summer Theatre box office can be reached by calling (229) 259-7770.
Visit www.valdosta.edu/psst or read “Peach State Summer Theatre Box Office Is Open For Business” or “PSST! Season Kicks Off Saturday With ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’” or “PSST!: Creating Three Very Different Worlds On One Small Stage” or “PSST! Opens ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ On Friday” or “PSST!’s ‘The Light In The Piazza’ Continues Wednesday” for more information.