GTA's Newest Project: SouthernStage
GTA Southern Stage is a dynamic collaboration between the city of Buford, the University of North Georgia and Brenau University, begun in 2012 when the city of Buford completed a beautiful community center housing a state-of-the-art theatre and invited GTA to develop a resident professional theatre company. That new company is GTA SouthernStage.
GTA SouthernStage's inaugural season brought extraordinary performers and unforgettable stories to Buford’s Sylvia Beard Theatre, with the combined audiences of SouthernStage, MainStage and WonderQuest and serving a record-setting 25,000 patrons! That work continues for the 2013-14 season starting with LOMBARDI, the personal story of NFL icon Vince Lombardi. Whether you witness the magic of theatre in Buford, on the UNG-Gainesville campus or in Gainesville at Brenau, GTA will be providing the citizens of northeast Georgia and visitors with a full calendar of great theatre!
By Eric Simonson
This Tony Award-winning play takes us into the life and times of one of America’s most inspirational and mercurial personalities, Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man—his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. Based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss, you’ll want to be on the 50 yard line for this amazing story. Rated PG13Performances
Public Performances - 7:30 pm, Aug 16, 17, and 21-24, 29-31, 2013; and 2:30pm, Aug 18 & 25, AND Sept 1, 2013
FREE Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!): 6pm, Aug 8, 2013
Preview Performance: 7:30pm, Aug 15, 2013 – Tickets just $8!
The Sylvia Beard Theatre in the NEW Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Hwy, Buford. (Click on link at the top of page for directions.)
Tickets are $18/$20 for adults, $16/$18 for seniors and $12/$14 for students. There are also special Box Seats available at a cost of $30 and $40 per seat. Patrons can select seats online by clicking the RED link above or call the Box Office. There is an automatic discount of 20% for group orders with 12 or more seats per event. ADA seating is available by calling the Box Office.
BUFORD RUSH Tickets -- Half-price, same day, front row tickets are available when the theatre Box Office opens at 6:30pm for patrons with a Buford mailing address on their drivers' license. Limit two tickets per ID.
**UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for discounted tickets.
Create your own package!
Purchase tickets to this production AND to one other production at the same time and you'll get an automatic 10% discount; 3 to 4 shows will receive a 15% discount, and 5 shows or more gets an automatic 20% off. Discounts will be shown (with your savings) in the payment screen.
The GTA Box Office (678.717.3624) is available:
Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm; Friday, 10 am to 3 pm
This show is sponsored by WDUN News-Talk Radio and AccessNorthGA.com