Dreams of Anne Frank
Sept. 18-22. Armstrong Atlantic State University Black Box. A children's musical with book & lyrics by Bernard Kops and music by David Burman. Winner of the Time Out award for best children's production during its London premiere.
Miss Cast Cabaret and Silent Auction
Savannah Stage Co. Sept. 19, Andaz Savannah. A "fun-filled evening of cabaret songs" featuring local talent in dream roles: Things they would never, in a million years, be able t oplay because of gender, age, size or even talent restrictions.
Sept. 20-Oct. 6, the Collective Face at Muse Arts Warehouse. See story in this issue.
Oct. 3 and 4, The Sparetime. Ariel Dorfman's play is a re-imagining of Euripides' Medea; what happens if Medea and Jason meet again as each other's interrogators in an abstract version of Purgatory? Presented, in this unusual venue, in the round.
Oct. 4-21, Tybee Arts Association Black Box. Noel Coward's British drawing-room comedy about an engaged man who just can't seem the shake the spirit of his deceased first wife.
Bay Street Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show
Oct. 18-31, Club One. For the first time in at least a century, there's a new Frank N. Furter in town. It's the multi-talented Christopher Stanley, last seen as the scheming Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. Yep, it's Time Warp time again!
Nov. 7-17, SCAD Mondanaro Theater.
Directed by performing arts professor David Storck, the troupe recently took home the title of "Best College Improv Group in the South" and made a splash at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Chicago.
Oct. 17, Johnny Mercer Theatre. You know the drill – who's my daddy, mom won't tell, everybody sings ABBA songs. This is a new national tour of the 1999 British musical. Don't count on Meryl Streep to be in it.
The Turn of the Screw
Savannah Stage Co., Oct. 25-Nov. 3, S.P.A.C.E. Henry James' classic ghost story. Yer basic synopsis: A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.
Oct. 24-27, Armstrong Atlantic State University Black Box. In Tracy Letts' dark comedy, the title character is hired by the dissolute Smith family to murder the matriarch for insurance money. He takes the daughter to bed as a retainer against his final payoff which sets in motion a bloody aftermath - as the "hit man" meets his match.
The Amen Corner
Nov. 7-17, Armstrong Atlantic State University Jenkins Hall. James Baldwin's classic drama about Harlem storefront preacher Margaret Alexander and her son, church organist David, who's set on following in the footsteps of his father, an irresponsible jazz musician. In partnership with Savannah State University.
Asbury Memorial Theatre, Nov. 7-16. Yes, it's Thornton Wilder's immortal tale of small-town intrigue, directed by Ronnie Spilton.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Bay Street Theatre at Club One, Nov. 21-24. The anti-Our Town, John Cameron Mitchell's transgendered rock musical has been a Bay Street staple since 2010. Chris Blair returns as the boy/girl with serious issues for a one-weekend run.
Disney On Ice
Oct. 30-Nov. 3, MLK Arena. No, it's not Walt in the Vault, but thanks for asking. It's Princesses and Heroes, which means the kids get to see Ariel and Eric, Jasmine and Aladdin, Belle and the Beast et al, tell their tales and sing their songs whilst wearing skates.
Dance: No Hero
Nov. 2, Jepson Center. A multi-media-production: No Hero, film and live dance by choreographer Alex Ketley and members of Ketley's company The Foundry, Winner of the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design.
The Collective Face: Bell, Book and Candle
Muse Arts Warehouse. Dec. 6-22. John van Druten's romantic comedy about a Greenwich Village witch named Gillian who falls for a mortal man (Shep). It's all magic spells and wacky witchcraft, and we bet you can guess how it ends. Bell, Book and Candle was a movie, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, and was later developed into the TV situation comedy Bewitched.