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Unplugged: A good weekend to support Savannah’s arts, music, theater

  • Cecilia Tran Arango, from left, as Mary Magdalene, Michael Knowles as Jesus and Dan Finn as Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar." (Photo by Zachary Burke)
 

Unplugged: A good weekend to support Savannah’s arts, music, theater

13 Sep 2017

Irma obviously had far-reaching impacts around Savannah, including on businesses and workers that have lost a week or more of income.

Savannah’s many bar and restaurant employees took a really hard hit, and so did the host of fine musicians in the city. Many of them had to cancel multiple gigs, while some even lost especially lucrative wedding dates.

So if there were ever a time to get out and support your favorite establishments and your favorite acts, this weekend will be it.

Irma scrambled all the arts and entertainment schedules, but you can keep checking DoSavannah.com for updated information in the Big Calendar.

If Irma had not struck, the column you are reading right now would have been a review of The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which was scheduled to open Sept. 8 at the Kennedy Fine Arts Building at Savannah State University.

David Poole and Dandy Barrett from The Collective Face tell me the show will now open Friday. Please check back here or look for updated information on the company’s Facebook page, as organizers weren’t sure if they would add additional show dates.

If you purchased “Jesus Christ Superstar” tickets in advance, you should get in touch with the company to reconfirm your plans.

By the way, if you have not been supporting The Collective Face over the past few years, you should make a point of seeing “Jesus ChristSuperstar,” a thrilling musical with an impressive lineup of Savannah talent.

MusicFile Productions, parent company of Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest, was forced to cancel last week’s show by Black Joe Lewis& The Honeybears at The Jinx, but everything remains on track for Revival Fest on Sept. 30, which is going to be a stellar day on two stages at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

There are two other upcoming festivals well worth your attention and support: next week’s Savannah Jazz Festival and Statts Fest on Sept. 23 at Grayson Stadium.

As we get deeper into the week, we should see the weekend schedule fill up with gigs, so look for chances to support your favorite artists.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns(www.hissinglawns.com). Email billdawers@comcast.net.

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