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Fall Arts: Theater and performance
Torn from the (Broadway) headlines!


The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Bay Street Theatre and director Travis Harold Coles in the Savannah premiere of a drama torn from the headlines (see story in this issue). Sept. 16–25 at Bay Street Theatre/Club One.

The Bald Soprano. Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece from theater students of Savannah State University, Sept. 15–17.

Angels in America. Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize–winning, three–hour drama about AIDS in the Reagan era. Directed by David Poole for the Collective Face, this is Part One: Millenium Approaches. Begins Sept. 16 and runs three weekends, with no matinees because of the length,  at Muse Arts Warehouse.

Seersucker Live – A Literary Performance. Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub on River Street. Best–seller Daniel Handler (Adverbs, The Basic Eight and, as Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Savannah–based Jonathan Rabb (The Second Son, Shadow and Light and Rosa), and poet Patricia Lockwood will perform selections. Tickets $10 at door or at

Laughs for Lemonade. Sept. 29. Comedians Karen Morgan and Vic Henley in the annual benefit for Mom’s Lemonade Fund, fighting ovarian cancer. Lucas Theatre.

Disney on Ice: “100 Years of Magic” on skates, Sept. 29–Oct. 2 in the Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena.


Dr. Horrible’s Sing–Along Blog. Joss Whedon’s superhero musical, in a live–action production by the Odd Lot, Savannah’s resident improv comedy troupe. Oct. 6–15 at Muse Arts Warehouse.

Improv Show. SCAD’s improvisation and sketch comedy show directed by David Storck, former artistic director of Gotham City Improv in New York. Material taken from audience suggestions. Oct. 13–16,  Mondanaro Theatre.

Two Rooms. Lee Blessing’s dark psychodrama from the AASU Masquers, Oct. 13–16 in Jenkins Hall’s black box. A tense study of Mideast terrorism and the U.S. government.

The Rocky Horror Show. Christopher Blair is directing Bay Street Theatre’s annual Halloween–week production of the gold standard in camp musicals. Oct. 21–30, Bay Street/Club One.

Mike Epps. Oct. 21. Comedian at the Johnny Mercer Theatre.

The Drowsy Chaperone. This homage to golden–age Broadway musicals won Tonys and it’s the onstage blowout for the Masquers of Armstrong Atlantic State University Oct. 27–Nov. 6 in Jenkins Hall.

In Memoriam: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era. Living History tour Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St., focuses on quirky Victorian views of death and mourning. Oct. 28 & 29 at 6 & 7 p.m. Reservations required—tickets $10 for Telfair members, $15 non-members, or $25 with Telfair Pass. Call 790-8880 or email

A Mortality Prevails! Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820. Experience by candlelight the dramatization of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences. Performances each Friday and Saturday night in October at the Davenport House, 324 E. State St. Two performances each night, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. $15 for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance. Reservations recommended. for this 60 minute show. Not suitable for kids under 8.


Frankenstein. David Poole directs R.N. Sandberg’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s immortal horror novel, Nov. 3–6 at Savannah State University.

Billy Gardell: Nov. 12. Comedian onstage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre.

Side By Side By Sondheim. Asbury Memorial Church with the revue of stellar stage moments from Stephen Sondheim shows, directed by Ray Ellis and Cheri Hester directing. Nov. 4–13 in the church sanctuary.

Almost, Maine. SCAD does John Cariani’s bittersweet comedy about a small town in New England, Nov. 10–13 in the  Mondanaro Theatre.

Vanities. The Masquers of AASU perform the comedy–drama by Jack Heifner centered on the lifelong friendship of three Texas cheerleaders, Nov. 17–20 in the Jenkins Hall black box theater.


Hands of the Spirit. The Savannah Community Theatre’s telling of playwright Mary Padgelek’s gospel–imbued musical about semi–legendary Georgian folk artist J.B. Murray, Dec. 9–11 in the Trustees Theater.