Fund Raisers

Scholarship Fund Raisers

The Golden Circle Scholarship & Support Fund is the source of scholarship and assistantship funds for outstanding theatre & dance students.  The Golden Circle Fund is supported through patronages to the VSU Theatre & Dance Season and through special events.  For this season, four events are planned (subject to change) from which the profits go to support the Golden Circle Scholarship & Support Fund:

The 21st Annual Cabaret Fundraiser
Classics from Yesterday to Today 

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Gathering 6 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM, Performance 7:30 PM.
Magnolia Room, VSU University Center

Enjoy a delicious meal, and musical theatre entertainment as you support the Golden Circle Scholarship & Support Fund.  The evening’s entertainment will feature Classics from Yesterday to Today from the Musical Theatre songbook. 

The plated meal will be: 
Chicken Breast with Creamy Parmesan Crust
Duchess Potatoes
Fresh Green Beans with Carrots
Angel Biscuits, Butter
Chopped Fall Salad with Romaine, Fresh Apples, Cranberries and Poppy-seed Vinaigrette
Lemon Squares/Coca Cola Cake
Water, Tea, Coffee

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free meals are available with advance notice.

Thanks to Smitty's of Lake Park, GA.

Tickets for the Cabaret Fund Raiser will be online through 5 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

As this is a plated meal, the 5 PM on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 deadline is firm.

Purchase your tickets online or call the Theatre & Dance Administrative Secretary at 229.253.2914 for assistance with cabaret tickets.


Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
Mathis Municipal Auditorium

Continuing the tradition with the Valdosta School of Ballet, this year’s “Princess Ballet” is Sleeping Beauty  This production will be fun for everyone as this classic tale is told in dance, featuring musical excerpts by Tchaikovsky and other composers, a beautiful ballerina, a charming prince and an evil fairy.

Tickets will be available at local outlets in early January, 2020.


Saturday, April 18, 2020 

Social Hour 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM Performance 8:00 PM
Rainwater Conference Center, Valdosta, GA

After the winner of the "Audience Favorite" award, everyone can dance till 11 PM!

A unique collaborative fundraiser between VSU’s Music Department and Theatre & Dance programs was the talk of the town the past few years and together these degree programs are presenting another encore event this year.  Come enjoy the efforts of a new group of local stars and their experts as they present a variety of ballroom dance styles and seek your “vote$” for the evening’s big prize, the Audience Favorite Award.

The Stars of 2020 will be announced in January, 2020:

Get your tickets here!


Donate to your favorite star here!

Please contact Jeani Synyard at with any other questions.

The Ninth Annual

April 24 & 25, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Sawyer Theatre

VSU Theatre and Dance continues the Emerging Artists tradition. Audiences, who so enjoy watching our student artists develop their talents, can enjoy a performance or two of alternating programs.  The same program, incorporating performances by our musical theatre and acting students is performed both nights.  Each performance of the showcase will spotlight our outstanding students.  
Contributions accepted at the door. General admission.