The Savannah Community Theatre presents...
Coming September 22, 2016

"Johnny Mercer and Me!"
At the Lucas Theatre in Historic Downtown Savannah
Written and Produced by Miriam Center
Directed and adapted for the stage by Tom Coleman, III
Proceeds to benefit Senior Citizens Inc.

Thursday, September 22
8:00 PM
Box Office Now Open!

$30 (General Admission)
$50 (VIP Reception & Orchestra Seating)

The Savannah Box Office
216 East Broughton Street, Savannah, Ga. 31401
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Box Office Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday

The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Please book in advance and make sure you select VIP Tickets ($50) which includes the VIP Reception at the Marshall House /45 Bistro hosted by the Honorable Mayor of Savannah, Eddie DeLoach and his wife, Cynthia. It also guarantees you CENTER ORCHESTRA SEATING during the show. Also -- meet the FUN VIP Host Committee: Miriam Center, author of the play, Jennifer Abshire Davis, Bunny Ware, John Davis, Carol M. Towbin Greenberg, Crystal Murphy Higgins, Mickey Minick, Marianne Ganem Poppell, Kathi Rich, Kathryn Oxnard Ellis and Blake Ellis.

Join us for a celebration of the life of popular American songwriter and singer John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer. Written by Miriam K. Center, the show reflects on Mercer’s music through the eyes of his longtime friend and confidante, Maxine.

This vibrant musical has an uplifting script that features the works of Mercer and includes his hits such as Something’s Gotta’ Give, Jeepers Creepers, The Days Of Wine And Roses, Moon River, Blues In The Night, Autumn Leaves, Come Rain or Come Shine, Skylark, and One More For The Road.

The cast features guest artist Regina Rossi Valentine and Savannah favorites Jeffrey Hall and Carmel Garvin Hearn. Heading up the band is Savannah’s favorite accompanist, Karen Porter Miles. She is joined by bassist Ronn Alford and percussionist Marc Cordray. Through dialogue, music and lyrics this extremely talented group tells stories of Johnny’s relationships, his private life and his love of Savannah.

The audience is taken on a roller coaster ride through the shroud of darkness that engulfed Johnny and Maxine as he deals with his impending death of a brain tumor and she deals with the death of a young son and the lingering memories of her parents. However, the show stays true to Johnny's idea that through it all we have to always "accentuate the positive!"

Regina Rossi Valentine (Maxine) As a professional singer, Regina's extensive performance career began at a young age when she was awarded a music/voice scholarship from the UNC/Chapel Hill - the largest one in its history, at the time. She was also the only undergraduate to sing with the University's Chamber Choir. Regina has sung with the prestigious VA Chorale, was lead singer for the Hotel Paradise Roof Garden Orchestra, and has been the guest soloist with both the Eastern Symphony Orchestra & Symphonicity! Regina has traveled the world as lead singer/dancer on many cruise lines. Some of her musical theatre credits include Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera, Marsinah in Kismet, Guinevere in Camelot, and Marion in The Music Man, Cassie in A Chorus Line, Ado Annie in Oklahoma. She is also one of the most versatile voiceover talents for TV/Radio and the corporate world. Probably the “coolest” gig she has done is the voice of Fisher-Price’s “Eddie the Farmer” for the Little People’s Fun Sounds Farm Musical Toy!

Jeffery Hall (Johnny Mercer) Throughout the past 30 years, Jeffery has appeared on stages and screens across the globe, including (West) Berlin, Germany, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, and of course – his birthplace – Savannah. He has also directed critically-acclaimed theatrical productions in most of those cities and has appeared as “himself” on The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Food Network. He remembers his most memorable appearance as performing before thousands of people and the President of the United States in Berlin, at the invitation of then-President Ronald Reagan. Having achieved his life-long goal of becoming a “professional” actor, Jeffery entertains hundreds of thousands of people annually as the lead actor for Old Savannah Tours Living Legends, where is also the Creative Director. His passion has been, and still is, his portrayal of Savannah lyricist Johnny Mercer. He is hopeful that this return of Johnny Mercer and Me will be the next step in the show’s eventual journey to the Big Apple.

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