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Mark your calendar: Brian Regan
Comedian Brian Regan's coming back to town Oct. 2

Comedian Brian Regan makes his annual pilgrimage to Savannah Oct. 2.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 30 for Regan’s 8 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre show.

Regan’s one of those guys who looks rather nondescript – more to the point, he looks a bit like Will Ferrell – but once you’ve caught his act, you never forget his elastic face or his sharp–edged humor.

He’s got a couple of DVDs – The Epitome of Hyperbole and I Walked on the Moon – that will have you on the floor.

The latter title comes from a Regan bit about how America’s 12 lunar astronauts can always out–brag anyone at parties. “I made a million dollars before I went to college,” the party guest will boast, or “I was driving on the Autobahn, because I keep a fleet of sports cars over in Zurich ....”

All the astronaut has to say, smugly, is “I walked on the moon.”

And then, this: “If reading makes you smart,” Regan says, “then how come, when you’re reading a book, they have to put the title at the top of every single page of that book? Does anyone ever get halfway through a book and go ‘What the hell am I readin’? Oh, it’s right there at the top. OK.’”

A genuinely funny guy.

Tickets are $39.50 and $45.

August in the theater

@ Bay Street Theatre and directors Bridget Tunstall and Valerie Macaluso are bringing back both Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Show. The production team needs singers, actors, musicians, dancers and the technically–minded (although Christopher Blair will definitely return as Mistress Hedwig, the role he owned in last fall’s production of The Angry Inch). Auditions for both shows at from 6 to 8 p.m. July 30 and 31, at Bay Street (in Club One). Call (912) 660–8077 for Hedwig info; for Rocky, write to

@ Director Ellie Pyle and the City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre hold auditions for the fall production of Robert Harling’s play Steel Magnolias Monday and Tuesday – Aug. 2 and 3, at 6 p.m. – at the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E. on Henry Street.

Needed are six women ages 18–70 (no men in the stage version). Call Pyle at (912) 651–6783. Showdates are in early October.

@ Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple will be at Muse Arts Warehouse Aug. 12–15. There’s a Facebook event page for the production, with all the details.

@ Next up in the Collective Face summer reading series: Elizabeth Egloff’s The Swan, Aug. 20 and 21 at the Savannah Children’s Theatre.

Stephanie Candelaria, Jakewod Givens and Cooper Westbrook appear in this unorthodox drama about a nurse named Dora Hand who adopts a wayward swan (yes, a bird), names it Bill and becomes emotionally attached to it.

In other Collective Face news, the group’s recent reading of the engaging drama Frozen was such a success, the organization is bringing it back Sept. 17 and 18 at Muse Arts Warehouse.