May 23, 2014
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Peach State Summer Theatre Box Office Is Open For Business

VALDOSTA — Tickets are on sale for the 2014 Peach State Summer Theatre season, which kicks off with the opening of “Mary Poppins” on June 6 and gains momentum with the opening of “Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller” on June 20 and “42nd Street” on June 27. The season runs through July 27.

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 Valdosta State University campus for 10 weeks, during which time they rehearse, build, and present three musicals in rotating repertory.

The 2014 Peach State Summer Theatre season marks the 25th 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!

The Georgia Legislature designated Valdosta State’s summer stock theatre program the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia.

VSU’s Jacque Wheeler serves as the artistic director of Peach State Summer Theatre. H. Duke Guthrie is the managing director.

The Peach State Summer Theatre box office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. It is located on the first floor of the VSU Fine Arts Building, on the corner of Brookwood Drive and Oak Street, and can be reached by calling (229) 259-7770.

Individual show tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children, students, and senior citizens, plus sales tax and a $1.50 processing fee.

Season memberships are available for $72.55 for adults and $65.06 for all children, students, and senior citizens, tax and fees included, through June 6 only. Each season membership comes with three admissions to be redeemed as the member chooses.

Patronages, which include a combination of gifts and season memberships to PSST!, are available beginning at the $150 level.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts/communication-arts/peach-state-summer-theatre/ to learn more.