2017 Season

Presenting in rotating repertory
June 2 - July 16, 2017

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Season Memberships and Patronages on sale 12/6/16 @ 10 a.m.
Early Bird Season Membership sales end 2/15/17.
Season Membership sales end 6/2/17.
Box Office opens for Members and Patrons 5/15/17.
Box Office opens for Everyone 5/18/17.

Subject to change.

SHREK the Musical

Book & Lyrics by
DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

   Music by   
   JEANINE TESORI   

Originally produced on Broadway by
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Based on the 2001 Oscar-winning animated film by DreamWorks, Shrek The Musical is coming to Sawyer stage as Peach State Summer Theatre’s opening show for the 2017 season. Shrek tells the story of a flatulent ogre who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty Princess who resists her rescue.  Throw in a short-tempered bad guy and over a dozen fairy tale citizens, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.  Luckily, there’s one on hand.  His name is Shrek.

Featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, both the DreamWorks film and stage versions of Shrek are sourced from William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a trial run in Seattle, the original Broadway production opened in December 2008, and closed after a run of over 12 months. With original songs such as “Big Bright Beautiful World,” and the Neil Diamond sensation, “I’m a Believer,” this show is sure to entertain all of our patrons, young and old.

Rated G
Sponsored in part by Wild Adventures

FOREVER PLAID

Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by
STUART ROSS

Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by
James Raitt

Originally Produced by
Gene Wolsk

Forever Plaid is a musical revue starring four guys: Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie. After meeting in high school, they found they shared an affection for music and entertaining. The four guys got together and dreamed of becoming like their idols—the Four Aces, the Four Lads, the Four Freshmen, the Hi-Lo's and the Crew Cuts. On the way to their first big gig they are broadsided by a school bus and suffer a tragic accident. It is at this moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.

Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the "Plaids" offer beloved songs, such as "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Catch a Falling Star," "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby," and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing."  Audiences will be laughing and humming along to some of the greatest pop hits of the 1950s.

Rated G

MY FAIR LADY

Book and Lyrics by
ALAN JAY LERNER

Music by
FREDERICK LOEWE

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Play and
Gabriel Pascal's Motion Picture "PYGMALION"
Original Production Directed by Moss Hart

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, My Fair Lady begins with Eliza Doolittle, an inarticulate cockney flower girl, meeting Colonel Pickering and Henry Higgins in London's Covent Garden where she’s selling flowers. When Higgins remarks that he could help Eliza speak properly and raise her status in the community, Pickering challenges him to do so and Eliza takes him up on the offer. Though the lessons start off to be rather frustrating and difficult, they end up paying off in the long run, producing results that neither could predict.

Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady took the world by storm, becoming the longest running Broadway musical at that time. The Broadway musical originally starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, who later went on to star in the London stage and film versions of My Fair Lady, winning an Oscar for the latter Featuring notable songs such as "Get Me to the Church on Time," “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I Could Have Danced All Night,” return to the Golden Age of Broadway with My Fair Lady.

Rated G

Sponsored in part by VSU's Langdale College of Business Administration's
MBA in Healthcare Administration and Beta Gamma Sigma

Season Support provided by
Valdosta State University, The Valdosta Daily Times, WALB