If you still haven’t had the chance to see Broadway entertainer and Tybee Island resident Jim Wann perform live, then you’re in for a treat.
Along with a handful of other local favorite artists, Wann will team up again for their second annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Tybee Post Theater.
Wann, a part-time Tybee resident and renowned composer, songwriter and performer, says the concert is in a variety show format with all-local artists and will feature holiday classics, spirituals and carols.
“We’ve got a full band, barber shop quartet and three female vocalists,” Wann says. “Some performances will feature just one instrument, like a guitar or piano. And overall the concert is pretty upbeat.”
Along with Wann, the Tybee Christmas Cabaret will feature singer/instrumentalist Rebecca Flaherty, the 13th Colony Sound Barbershop Quartet, singers Megan Wellman Blanton and J.J. Collins, and an “all-star band” with Steven Bryan (keyboards), Ryan Kelly (bass), Bobby Hanson (harmonica), Bill Smith (guitars) and Chris Ames (drums).
Wann says they plan to perform familiar holiday songs like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Santa Baby” and “Man with the Bag.”
Musician Bobby Hanson will also perform a solo instrumental on his harmonica, there will be a folk version of the Hanukkah song “Light One Candle,” and the Barber Shop Quartet will offer “Blue Christmas.”
Wann will also perform his original song, “Christmas in Savannah,” which has been presented by Savannah Philharmonic and American Voice Festival. And he will also perform James Taylor’s “Shower the People,” which he says is not a Christmas song “but it fits the season.”
Another song he feels fits the season is “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” which will wrap up the concert, and Wann says they will have the audience sing along. Another sing-a-long will a Christmas carol medley during the concert.
“It’s exciting to get the chance to work with the local professional musicians and singers for this show,” Wann says. “This is a great opportunity for Tybee residents to see these performers. … And I really love this group this year. And I love this theater so much. It’s the perfect size with 200 seats and a real treasure for Tybee.”