“Stormy Weather” Headed to Georgia Southern’s Performing Arts Center
Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) welcomes Mary Wilson of the Supremes to the stage on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. for “Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project.” The multimedia theatrical show wraps up the 2012-13 Broadway Series at the PAC, 847 Plant Drive.
“Stormy Weather” features rare audio clips and videos of Lena Horne along with Mary Wilson’s renditions of Horne’s songs. They combine to tell the biographical story of Hollywood’s first African-American icon, from her reign at MGM’s “dream factory” to a fabled night club seductress and civil rights activist. The production is based on the book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne (Simon & Shuster, 2009) written by James Gavin, who also narrates the show.
Tickets are now on sale for the show. General admission seats are $26. Tickets for faculty and staff are $20 and $10 for Georgia Southern students. For more details on the show or to purchase tickets in advance, call the PAC box office at (912) 478-7999 or purchase tickets online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
“Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project” is the final performance in this year’s series. Other shows at the PAC this season have included “Biloxi Blues,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cyrano de Bergerac”and “100 Years of Broadway.”
The PAC, located in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, is celebrating its 11th season of providing premier entertainment. Recognized as one of the region’s leading performance venues, the 34,000-square-foot PAC is an 825-seat theater that has hosted well-known musicians, Broadway musicals and plays.
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.