Tag: Theatre

“But I’m a Cheerleader” musical gets a high-profile London reading (and, yes, Savannahians have reason to care)

Bill Augustin started working with publicist Bobby Zarem in New York way back in 2001. Bobby and Bill have handled much of the major programming and publicity for the Savannah Film Festival every year since then. Bill has spent so…

“Hedwig and The Angry Inch” in a special show Friday night at Bay Street Theatre

2013 has been a great year for community theatre in Savannah — I’ll have more to say about that in columns or posts before the end of the year. I try to support a lot of shows, but I certainly…

Bay Street Theatre’s “The Rocky Horror Show”: #winning

On Sunday evening, there were quite a number of “virgins” at the Bay Street Theatre production of The Rocky Horror Show. The Sunday show was open to all ages, so no surprise that a large number of the young people…

Theatre-goers in Savannah should see “Equus”

My Unplugged column in Do in the Savannah Morning News today is a review of the current production by The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble at Muse Arts Warehouse: “Equus” combines raw passion, excellent staging. The Collective Face has taken on…

New production of classic tragedy “Medea” opening at Muse Arts Warehouse in Savannah

4th World Theater is presenting a production of Euripides’ Medea at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd., in Savannah August 16-18 and August 23-24. All show times are 8 p.m., except for a Sunday matinee performance on August 18 at…

The Collective Face’s 2013-2014 season kicks off with “Equus”

It’s hard to believe that Peter Shaffer’s Equus was written 40 years ago. The text still has tremendous power and immediacy. Daniel Radcliffe broke from his Harry Potter roots and starred in the highly praised revival that hit Broadway in…

“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” coming to Broadway? With Johnny Mercer songs?

I have a hard time seeing how this will work, but Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is being turned into a musical planned for Broadway. From Michael Riedel at the New York Post: And now “Midnight in…

Photos from the Muse Arts Warehouse Fundraiser

What a great time on Monday evening — and for a great, great cause. The “Show Me the Love” fundraiser for Muse Arts Warehouse brought out a good crowd of generous Savannahians eager to support Muse Arts Warehouse, which in…

Bay Street Theatre’s 2013 season includes “Hedwig”, “Sweeney Todd”, “The Santaland Diaries”

Bay Street Theatre has had some stellar productions over the last couple of years, including Rent and Avenue Q (my reviews are here and here). The old show bar on the 2nd level, above Club One’s dance floor, has some limitations, but there’s a wonderful, somewhat aging intimacy to the space, with every seat close to the stage.

“Suddenly Last Summer”: a short review of The Collective Face’s production of Tennessee Williams’ sordid classic

Walking into Muse Arts Warehouse for The Collective Face production of Suddenly Last Summer, one is immediately struck by the sprawling decadence of the set — a garden next to a crumbling old greenhouse filled with several dozen plants. It’s a “well-groomed jungle,” according Dr. Cukrowicz.

Edgar Oliver’s “Helen & Edgar” gets rave NYT review

Ben Brantley: “There is something Victorian, as well as Gothic, about his presence — and his sentimental embrace of darkness. As was evident in his earlier “East 10th Street: Self Portrait With Empty House,” staged in New York three years ago, Mr. Oliver has made pets of the ghosts of loneliness, fearfulness and loss that most of us do our best to keep at bay.”

A short review of “Avenue Q” at the Bay Street Theatre at Club One

Last Sunday evening’s production of Avenue Q at the Bay Street Theatre came pretty close to selling out, so if you’re interested in checking out the show on its final weekend, you better reserve tickets right away.

SCAD production does justice to two Flannery O’Connor masterpieces

Word-for-word productions of “Greenleaf” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge” continue through Sunday.

Not really a review of the Savannah production of “Rent”

This is an excellent production of a demanding play — one that deserves strong community support. My personal thanks to the entire cast and crew for putting this thing on and for pulling it off.