May 2, 2017

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

PSST! Presents Steins and Stems Fundraiser May 15

VALDOSTA — Peach State Summer Theatre will host Steins and Stems, a beer and wine tasting event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at Friends Grille + Bar. Proceeds will benefit the professional summer stock theatre program.

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and may be purchased by contacting PSST! board members Mary Gooding at and Brad Soshnik at or by visiting this link. Checks should be made payable to VSU Foundation, with “PSST! Steins and Stems” noted in the memo line.

Wine, beer, and food pairings will be provided by Friends Grille + Bar and Smitty’s.

Friends Grille + Bar is located in Summit Pointe, at 3338-B Country Club Road.

The 2017 Peach State Summer Theatre season will run June 2 through July 16 on Valdosta State University’s Sawyer Theatre stage and features “Shrek: The Musical,” “Forever Plaid,” and “My Fair Lady.”

Season memberships are available for the 2017 Peach State Summer Theatre season and may be purchased online by visiting the PSST! Box Office link at or by mailing a check to the attention of D. Guthrie, Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga., 31698. The cost is $86.46 for adults and $83.25 for students and senior citizens, including taxes and fees. Each season membership includes three admissions to be used as desired by the member with advance reservations. The last day to purchase a season membership is June 2.

Patronages are also available at a variety of levels.

All 2017 Peach State Summer Theatre season membership holders and patrons will be able to reserve priority seating May 15-17, before the PSST! Box Office opens to the public. Season membership holders are encouraged to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity by contacting the PSST! Box Office by phone at (229) 259-7770 or in person between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the PSST! Box Office during this time period, but they will continue to be available online.    

The PSST! Box Office will open to the public on Thursday, May 18. Single tickets are $32 for adults, $26 for students and senior citizens, and $24 for groups of 10 or more, including taxes and fees.

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 2017 Peach State Summer Theatre season marks the 28th 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.

Sawyer Theatre and the PSST! Box Office are located on the first floor of VSU’s Fine Arts Building, at the intersection of Oak Street and Brookwood Drive.

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