CUMMING, Ga. — Tam’s School Street Playhouse will hold a special Veterans Appreciation Night event on Friday, July 12 during the opening weekend of the production of the classic musical “South Pacific.” Tickets that are normally priced at $27.50 or $30 will be discounted to $15. Each veteran in attendance can bring a guest who will also receive the discount.
The night will be in celebration of military veterans. The theater aims to recognize every veteran in the audience that night in gratitude for their service. The night is presented by MGBaker Productions and Tam’s School Street Playhouse and co-sponsored by Citizens Bank and Ingram Funeral Home. A red carpet will be rolled outside the entrance of the theater with other various surprises planned for all veterans in attendance.
“Veterans Appreciation Night was the idea of our ‘South Pacific’ Director Glenda Gray,” said Marty Baker, the executive producer at MGBaker Productions. “Her relatives served in World War II and we thought ‘South Pacific’ would be the ideal venue to show our appreciation for veterans. We are more than proud to honor veterans on this special occasion. My mother and father were both Marines during World War II and my father served in the South Pacific.
Baker said man cast members have parents, grandparents and relatives who served during World War II. Many served in the South Pacific and their stories are remarkable, inspiring, and heroic, she said.
“We welcome the opportunity to be able to recognize and honor all veterans who have bravely served their country,” she said.
“South Pacific” is an award-winning musical inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by James Michener. Set during World War II, the story revolves around two “unlikely love stories in a wartime environment.”
Tam’s School Street Playhouse is located at 101 School Street. The show runs from July 11 to August 4. Performances are scheduled at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting their website at www.schoolstreetplayhouse.com, or by calling the box office at 770-781-9178.