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Ticket sales underway for '11-'12 Averitt Season
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      Season tickets are on sale for the 2011-2012 Averitt Center for the Arts performance season, with a lineup that goes from The Eagles to "Annie."
      Sales for season tickets begin Monday and patrons can choose from four package options, which include both professional and community productions. Individual ticket sales begin Aug. 22.
      The Averitt Center will hold six professional shows beginning with "The Long Run: Experience the Eagles" on Sept. 17. On Nov. 10, Elizabethan England collides with the 21st Century in "Shakespeare on Trial," where the famous bard is forced to defend his work against four of his most famous characters who are all demanding rewrites.
      The Christmas season kicks off Nov. 18 when Shay Morgan and the Statesboro School of Dance perform the "Statesboro Christmas Spectacular."
      Done in the spirit of the Rockettes, the first half of this night of holiday will feature Rockette staples such as the "March of the Wooden Soldiers." The second half, entitled "Heaven's Child," will focus on the music and emotion of the season.
      On Dec. 16, enjoy "It's A Wonderful Life" as you've never seen it when George Bailey's close call with death on Christmas Eve is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast.
      After the New Year, heat up at "Club Swing," which celebrates the songs, events and personalities of the Swing Era on Jan. 26.
      On Feb. 10, follow the story of George Milton and Lennie Small as they seek a piece of land to call home in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."
      The professional season closes on March 9 with renowned Jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis performing with the GSU Jazz Band.
      The Averitt STARS also will present three performances this season beginning with "Blithe Spirit" Oct. 21 through 23. Directed by Gary Dartt, this haunted comedy follows novelist Charles Condomine as he researches the occult and winds up contacting the spirit of his dead wife, Elvira, who wants him back.
      In honor of the 100th birthday of Tennessee Williams, the STARS under the direction of Mical Whitaker will perform "The Glass Menagerie" Feb. 24 through 26.
      The season ends big with "Annie," April 12 through 15.
      For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit the Emma Kelly Theater box office Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. or call (912) 212-2787 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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