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GSU hosts mix of entertainment
Performing Arts Center Announces 2011-2012 Season
W Rodgers  Hammersteins SOUTH PACIFIC 2011-2012 Tour - Photo by Joan Marcus rev
"South Pacific" is based on the 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. - photo by Special to the Herald

Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center  will celebrate its 10th season with a mix of entertainment that includes Broadway classics, a country music favorite, a world-renowned composer and musical political satire.
    “The upcoming season is truly our best ever,” said PAC director Albert Pertalion. “For 10 years my slogan for the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center has been ‘bringing us the world one season at a time.’  They’ve been excellent years.”
    The 2011-2012 PAC season begins and ends with Broadway. The show "100 Years of Broadway" kicks off the season on Sept. 9 and the classic "South Pacific" will close the season in April. In between, audiences will be treated to the musical political satire of "Capitol Steps," the nostalgia of "Forever Motown," and stunning vocal performances by the American Boychoir and Women of Ireland.
    Country and bluegrass artist Kathy Mattea will perform Nov. 19. She has 16 Top Ten singles to her credit that include the number one hits “Goin’ Gone,” “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come From the Heart,” and “Burnin’ Old Memories.”
     On Jan. 22, 2012, award winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will take the stage.
    “Marvin Hamlisch is one of only two people in history to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize,” said Pertalion. “His talent is unmatched. He has written some of the most beloved music of our time from the score to The Way We Were to A Chorus Line. The chance to see this music legend on stage is not to be missed.”
    Season ticket renewals will begin July 26. New season ticket holders can purchase tickets beginning Aug. 10 and individual ticket sales will begin Aug. 30. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (912) 478-7999. For a complete listing of shows and to purchase tickets online, go to   

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