Savannah Repertory Theatre returning to the stage


Michael Cerveris, Sushi Soucy, Dolette McDonald

In March, 2020, Savannah Repertory Theater (Savannah Rep) closed a show, and were prepared to start rehearsals for a new performance the following week. 

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the Theater had to close its doors and live shows came to an abrupt halt.

Fast forward two years later, and Savannah Rep is finally back performing in front of live audiences, kicking off the news with their 2022 Season Announcement Gala at Victory North on Saturday, March 5.

The Gala will raise money for Savannah Rep’s permanent location on East Broughton St. and for future shows that the theater will bring to the stage.

The event will also feature live music, an announcement of shows for this year and an award ceremony that will highlight members of the community who are representative of Savannah Rep’s core tenets of community, education and development.

Alderman for District 4 Nick Palumbo will receive the Theater’s “Community Vanguard Award” for his support of local arts and quality of life for the community.

Michael Cerveris, who has decades of Broadway, television and film credits will be awarded the “Trailblazer Award.”

Composer, lyricist and Savannah native Sushi Soucy will be awarded the “Princess Grace Award,” which recognizes the accomplishment of talented young creators in theater and fine arts.

Ryan McCurdy, the executive director of Savannah Rep, said that the theater will also be announcing its entire season all the way through December. 

“We’re going to announce all the dates, we’re gonna announce all the venues and we’re going to push as hard as we can to make all of those things happen,” said McCurdy.

McCurdy also said that the gala will resemble a theatrical event in more ways than a traditional gala.

“The company has always been so focused on high level production and getting shows up, and this was the first year I think we finally realized we need to put a flag in the ground and say not only are we back but we’re back and bigger.” said McCurdy.

Local singer and songwriter Dolette McDonald serves on the Board for Savannah Rep and will have a private  performance for platinum-tier guests to close out the evening.

McDonald expressed her excitement for the theater’s new space along with her appreciation for Savannah’s vibrant music and performing arts community.

“I’m looking forward to being in our new space. Being able to utilize that because I think that can be utilized for more than just theater performances. So that’s exciting to see how creatively we could use that space, because it’s a fantastic space.”

In addition, Cecilia Tran Arango will be joined by Mikki Sodergren (American Traditions Vocal Competition), Ricardo Ochoa (Velvet Caravan), Juan Carlos Unzueta, and the previously announced Sushi Soucy for performances throughout the evening.

While the event at Victory North is sold out to the public, follow for season announcements and news.

About The Author

Alex Arango

Alex Arango is a multimedia journalist and Savannah local. He has a passion for quality community journalism, and is looking forward to serving the city that he has always called home.
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