May 11, 2010
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Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

Peach State Celebrates 20 Years

VALDOSTA -- Georgia's official musical theatre is celebrating 20 years of professional performances with its 2010 season, featuring White Christmas, Mulan and The Secret Garden. The three shows will be performed in a rotating repertoire from June 4 to July 18 in the Fine Arts Building's Sawyer Theatre, located on the corner of Oak Street and Brookwood Drive.

White Christmas, based on the popular 1954 movie musical starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, will open the season June 4. Patrons will cool down during the hot Georgia summer to classic tunes like "Blue Skies," "Sisters" and the title song, "White Christmas." The high-energy show received two 2009 Tony Award nominations for Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

The honor and heroism of Disney's Mulan, which opens June 18, will captivate young and old during this action-packed stage adaptation of a legendary story from ancient China. The show, recommended for audiences age 4 and up, celebrates culture, honor and the human spirit through a score that includes, “Reflection,” “Honor to Us All,” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You."

The Secret Garden, based on the beloved 1911 children's novel, opens June 25. Orphaned character, Mary Lennox, she is sent back to England to be cared for by her mother's sister's husband, Archibald Craven, a reclusive widower. Mary finds the key to the secret garden and a heartwarming tale unfolds.

Season memberships and patronages are available for purchase until June 4. Individual tickets ($25 for adults/$20 for seniors and students) will go on sale Tuesday, May 18.

Go to www.valdosta.edu/psst/ for more information and to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office, 229-259-7770, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.