April 4, 2016

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

PSST! 2016 Season Memberships on Sale Through June 3

VALDOSTA — Peach State Summer Theatre season memberships are on sale now.

The deadline to purchase a season membership is Friday, June 3. The cost is $89.67 for adults and $73.62 for students and senior citizens, including all taxes and fees.

Season memberships include three individual admissions to be used as desired by the individual member with advance reservations and may be purchased by visiting the online box office link at www.valdosta.edu/psst or by mailing a check to the attention of D. Guthrie, Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga., 31698.

The 2016 Peach State Summer Theatre season kicks off on Friday, June 3; runs through Sunday, July 17; and features Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” All shows will be performed at Valdosta State University’s Sawyer Theatre.

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 10 weeks, and during that time, they rehearse, build, and present three musicals in rotating repertory.

The 2016 Peach State Summer Theatre season marks the 27th 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.

Beginning Monday, May 16, all 2016 Peach State Summer Theatre season membership holders will have three days to reserve priority seating before the box office opens to the public and begins selling single tickets.  

Visit www.valdosta.edu/psst for more information.

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities. 

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals: 

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/planning/strategic-plan.php to learn more.