The future of theater in Savannah: A special report

A roundtable discussion of the challenges and frustrations facing local theater companies — and the opportunities
THE THEATER SCENE in Savannah is — as many are across the nation — one of constant ups and downs.

Savannah Children’s Theatre tackles Dahl with Matilda: The Musical

The show’s two Matildas chat about upcoming performances
Matilda: The Musical tells the classic story of its titular character, a 5-year-old girl who often plays pranks on her mean parents

A new season for Savannah Stage Company

Jayme Tinti details upcoming season and kickoff party
Savannah Stage Company’s mission since the theater group started in 2012 has been a simple yet important one: they want to provide accessible theater to our city and beyond, to anyone and everyone who wants it. It’s the intention behind their “pay what you can” policies in the past, and that generosity has carried them forward as they grow with each season.

The Diversified Collective comes out swinging with The Metromaniacs

What the collective has done with David Ives' farce is break down the barriers of gender and race that are often written into plays

Comedian Darren Knight brings southern humor to Savannah Theatre

Popular YouTube star-turned-comedian chats ahead of two-night stint
COMEDIAN DARREN KNIGHT has been referred to as the "fastest rising comedian in the country." That's thanks in part to the Southern Mama series of YouTube videos that launched his career, and started his path towards pursuing standup full time.

Go Around the World in Eighty Days with Savannah Rep

The classic play comes to life at Savannah’s equity theater
Jules Verne’s 1872 adventure novel Around the World In Eighty Days has been adapted numerous times in all different formats; stage, screen, written word, and in language after language (it was originally written in French, after all). There are, of course, the movies and TV adaptations in more recent history—including the 1989 miniseries starring Pierce Brosnan and Eric Idle and the 2004 film starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan.

A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life

Savannah Children’s Theatre tells classic Peanuts tale
Charles M. Schulz’s classic Peanuts characters, and the Charlie Brown stories, have continued to thrive and have a life of their own, even years after the beloved cartoonist’s passing

Collective Face tackles a strange incident and a powerful story

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens Dec. 6
The show, based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and adapted by Simon Stephens, follows a boy named Christopher who sets out to investigate the death of his neighbor's dog

Savannah Ballet’s Nutcracker aims for accessibility

Grant from the City helps introduce accessible versions of classic show
The Nutcracker is a staple for most any ballet theater, and Savannah Ballet Theatre is no exception

A tale as old as time: Savannah Stage’s Beauty and the Beast

Star and company co-founder Wesley Pridgen chats ahead of opening
The show, which will run for two weekends, features some of the most talented actors Savannah has to offer


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