June 4, 2013

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

PSST! Offers Pay What You Can Days

VALDOSTA — Peach State Summer Theatre Pay What You Can performances are set for June 9, June 26, and June 29.

Duke Guthrie, PSST! managing director, said that Pay What You Can tickets are still available for the 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, performance of “The Sound of Music,” the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, performance of “A Little Night Music,” and the 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, performance of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Fans are urged to purchase their tickets for these special events as soon as possible; they typically sell out quickly. 

“This is our fourth season of Pay What You Can,” Guthrie 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. 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 2013 Peach State Summer Theatre season marks the 24th 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 1 with the opening of “The Sound of Music.” “The Marvelous Wonderettes” will open on Friday, June 14, followed by “A Little Night Music” on Friday, June 21. All three shows will be presented in rotating repertory through the weekend of July 13-14 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” at http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/05/peach-state-summer-theatre-box-office-is-open-for-business---.php or read “PSST! Season Kicks Off Saturday with ‘The Sound Of Music’” at https://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/05/psst-season-kicks-off-saturday-with-the-sound-of-music.php to learn more.