March 29, 2017

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” March 31-April 2

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University Theatre and Dance and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra have teamed up for a special performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” March 31-April 2 in Whitehead Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.

Written during the late 1500s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a story about falling in love and the crazy, maddening complications that arise during the process. Featuring incidental music from Felix Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Op. 61, which was written in 1842 at the request of King Frederick William IV of Prussia, Shakespeare fans of all ages are sure to delight in this comedic tale of mistaken identity, unrequited love, enchantment, and happily ever after.

Individual tickets for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are $27 for adults; $22 for VSU faculty, staff, and the military; and $10 for all students, including VSU students. Tickets for groups of 10 or more people at a single performance are $10 per person. 

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31; 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 2.

VSU students with a valid 1Card will have an opportunity to see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for free during its final dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30.

Tickets for the Friday and Sunday performances may be reserved by calling the VSU Theatre and Dance Box Office at (229) 333-5973 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by visiting 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tickets for the Saturday performance may be reserved by visiting or by calling (229) 333-2150.  

Seating is limited and not guaranteed without a reservation.

Whitehead Auditorium is located on the first floor of VSU’s Fine Arts Building, at the intersection of Oak Street and Brookwood Drive.

VSU’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is directed by Jacque Wheeler, Theatre and Dance Area chairwoman and professor of theatre, and conducted by Dr. Howard Hsu, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra music director. It is sponsored by the Houston and Tittle Family and features special guest artists from the VSU Department of Music and the Valdosta School of Ballet.    

VSU Theatre and Dance is committed to fostering excellence within its theatre performance, theatre production, theatre management, musical theatre, and dance programs while also contributing to the lifelong learning and cultural development of the citizens of South Georgia, North Florida, and beyond.

Created in 1990, the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra serves both the cultural life of Valdosta and the regional academic mission of Valdosta State University. The high standard of performance of the orchestra enables it to attract guest soloists of national and international renown to the Valdosta community. The orchestra's membership is a unique blend of resident artist-faculty, students studying professional music disciplines, talented community performers, and carefully selected professionals from a five-state region. Supported by an Advisory Board of Directors, the Valdosta Symphony Guild, Valdosta State University, corporate sponsors, and hundreds of individual patrons, the orchestra has become an important part of the cultural life of the entire region. Its live performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony won the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance.

On the Web:

Visit to view promotional photos and a list of the cast, crew, and musicians for VSU’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 


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