PAST PRODUCTIONS at Savannah Community Theatre
"Company", a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, played at the Savannah Community Theatre January 22 - February 8, 2009.
SCT's summer musical "Ladies Sing the Blues" featured some of Savannah's best female vocal talent performing 50 years of songs about the blues including My Man (1922), Cant Help Lovin That Man (1927), Stormy Weather (1933) and Good Morning Heartache (1946). The show also included perennial favorites like Accentuate the Positive, Someone To Watch Over Me, Happy Days Are Here Again and What A Wonderful World.
The talented performers were Suzanne Cone, Rebecca King, Sandra Nix, Jordyn Schafer, Kim Shabi, Mary Katherine Shearouse, Georgetta Blair Simmons and Sara Williams. During intermission patrons were treated to the theatre's annual "Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social" featuring a Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar.
The musical revue ran August 14-24, 2008.
The SCT production of "Blithe Spirit",
the classic farce by Nöel Coward, created its own dark magic when the lights when out in the theatre during the seance scene and the rest of the show was performed by candlelight. The quick-thinking actors stayed in character and continued to get laughs by the very surprised audience. What a way to end the season!
The cast included: Tom Cannon (Dr. Bradman), Greta Cribbs (Ruth), Reneé DeRossett (Mrs. Bradman), Danielle Frazier (Edith), Kyle Price (Charles), Kim Trammell Schneider (Elvira) and Pepi Streiff (Madame Arcati).
Click here to see photos and read the article in the Savannah Morning News
about the SCT production of Blithe Spirit.
The show ran from June 6-June 15, 2008.
"Clue, The Musical",
based on the internationally popular board game by Parker Brothers, provided a musical audience-participation game of "whodunit?" with songs like "Once A Widow", "Seduction Deduction" and "Don't Blame Me." Bringing the world's best known suspects to life were Alec Caldas (Mrs. White), Bruce Carr (Mr. Boddy), Danielle Conti (The Detective), Reneé DeRossett (Mrs. Peacock), Caroline "Cailey" Roberts (Miss Scarlet), Christopher Scott (Colonel Mustard), Reece Thomas (Mr. Green) and Iain Woodside (Professor Plum).
The rousing musical production, produced by Charles and Judy Farrell, ran May 2-May 18.
, starring Ashley Robinson, Jordyn Schafer and Stefanie Selai, chronicled the comic journey of three bubbly Texas teens from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to housewives, liberated women and beyond. Audiences enjoyed the music of the 60's and 70's playing in the background during the intermissions while watching the actresses transform themselves from teenagers to young women on stage.
The show ran March 29-April 20.
, the one-woman show starring Grace Diaz Tootle, earned the actress raves from audiences and reviewers alike. In his review, editor Jim Morekis of Connect Savannah
called Tootle "certainly Savannahs finest actor at this point."
Morekis noted that "Tootle navigates her way with calm confidence and a sincere rapport with the audience in the intimate space at Savannah Community Theatre. The play, a warm, human and touching comedy about a middle-aged English woman finding herself, is a one-woman show. I figure any actor brave and capable enough to take on a full-length play all by her lonesome deserves to have as many people watching as possible."
The show ran February 23-March 16, 2008.
"See How They Run"
proved to be the Savannah Community Theatre's most popular show to date. The comedy ran January 25-February, 2008 and was held over for two shows on February 15 and February 16.
The cast included Jordyn Schafer (Ida the Maid), Kim Schneider (Penelope Toop), Reneé DeRossett (Miss Skillon), Anthony Paderewski (Corp. Clive Winton), Robert Hooe (Rev. Lionel Toop), Jeffery Hall (The Bishop of Lax), Tom Paris (The Intruder), Richard Seng (Rev. Arthur Humphrey) and Brian Farr (The Inspector).
"84 Charing Cross Road"
ran November 9-December 2, 2007.
The cast included Reneé DeRossett (Helene Hanff), Jeffery Hall (Frank P. Doel), Julie Librett (Nora Doel), Kim Trammell Schneider (Maxine Stuart), Virgil Moore (George Martin), Greta Cribbs (Cecily Farr), Jill Phillips (Kay/Student/TV Floor Manager), Robert Hooe (Brian/Student/Labour Party Canvasser/Demolition Workman), Giovanna DAgnello (Megan Wells), Richard Seng (Bill Humphries), Lauren Purcell (Ginny/Maxines Stage Manager/Sheila Doel as an adult), Brian Farr (Ed), Billie Ward (Mrs. Boulton/Student/Lady from Delaware), Trish Sugarek (Joan Todd/Secretary/Woman on the Plane/Teacher/Coronation Party Friend), Blakely Wall (Sheila Doel) and Anna Khutsishvili (Mary Doel).
"Blood Brother The Musical"
opened the 2007-2008 Season of the Savannah Community Theatre.
Special Guest Artist Andy Meeks (Mickey Johnstone) appeared in the show along with cast members Kim Shabi (Mrs. Johnstone), Ricky Hogue (Eddie Lyons), Jordyn Schafer (Linda), Megan Youngblood (Mrs. Lyons), Anthony Paderewski (Sammy Johnstone), Kyle Price (Narrator) Leigh Carver (Rebecca Johnstone), Ashley Robinson (Miss Jones), Greta Cribbs (Donna Marie), Danielle Frazier (Neighbor), Brian Grovenstein (Mr. Lyons), Milt Johnson (Judge)and Reece Thomas (Perkins).
"Showtune, Celebrating the Music & Lyrics of Jerry Herman"
played July 19-August 5, 2007.
The cast included Courtney Brinson, Paula Hunt, Betsy Dalton Kingsbury, Jenny Lobel, Joan McKee, Robbie Richardson, Kim Albright Shabi, Les Taylor and Reece Thomas. Read the Savannah Morning News article about the show.
, Savannah Community Theatre's inaugural show, opened May 11, 2007 and ran through May 27.
"Savannah Community Theatre off to a rousing start with 'Radio GALS'", according to Bill Dawers of the Savannah Morning News.
Jim Morekis of Connect Savannah said "This cast of local veterans delivers the goods, unfailingly and unpretentiously."
And theatergoer and visitor Miriam Arnol-Martin of Fountain, CO said, "This show made me clap, laugh, and enjoy myself more than any other musical. The level of excitement on stage was fantastic."
The down home musical comedy left audiences laughing and humming with performances by longstanding local favorites, including Suzanne Cone (Azilee Swindle), Mickey Dodge (Mable Swindle), Nicole Koplik (Gladys Fritts), Sandra Nix (America), Mark Rand (O.B.Abbott), Kim Albright Shabi (Rennabelle) and Grace Diaz Tootle (Hazel Hunt) .Read about the cast of Radio GALS in Savannah Community Theatre's Who's Who.
Excitement grew about "Radio GALS" starting with a preview article in the Savannah Morning News. As word of mouth spread about the show, audiences filled the seats of Savannah's newest theatre.
For more photos of "Radio GALS", see Photo Gallery.