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Performing Arts Center Announces 2011-2012 Season

eagleheadGeorgia 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 Performing Arts Center 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 Performing Arts Center 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. 16 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, please visit .

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