Grab a blanket and picnic and head down to Forsyth Park on Sunday evening for a free family-friendly live theatrical performance by the Savannah Stage Company.
“Billy, Goat, and Gruff: The Musical” takes place at 6:30 p.m. April 28 at the park’s bandshell stage.
Jayme Tinti, artistic director and co-founder of Savannah Stage Company, says the performance is part of the kick-off of their new season, which will follow the theme of bravery.
“And we want to uplift that theme of bravery by presenting only musicals this season,” Tinti said. “When we thought about bravery, we looked at musicals as being the hardest thing we can do — and we decided to run to it.”
She adds the group has been on tour with “Billy, Goat, Gruff” since April 2 with performances at schools and nursing homes, and the show at Forsyth is their only public performance planned.
“The musical is based on the folklore of the three goat brothers and an adventure they go on.”
Tinti explains that this performance is a more sophisticated telling of the children’s book and each musical for this season has an act of bravery in it.
“For this show … the youngest brother sets out in search of a pasture and goes out at night to find a better life for himself and his brothers.”
Tinti says they are always excited to give a free performance in Forsyth Park as part of their mission of making professional theater as accessible as possible to audiences in the community.
“It’s always sweet to see people setting up for our performance. And it’s great when you can take money out of the equation to see a professional theater group; that is really important to us.”