SAVANNAH–Jam Theatricals proudly announces the Broadway in Savannah 2008-09 Season highlighted by the Tony Award-winning “Movin’ Out,” featuring the music of Billy Joel.
The Broadway in Savannah 2008-09 Season also includes “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis in the 30th anniversary tour of this 1930’s classic revue; “Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” the live stage Sondheim thriller that inspired the Tim Burton and Johnny Depp movie; the 10th anniversary tour of “Footloose,” based on the 1980s film; “The Rat Pack is Back!,” Vegas’ four favorite sons come together for this spirited tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop; and “The Pajama Game,” the feisty, frisky Broadway classic with hits like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”
“We are thrilled to continue our commitment to bringing high quality Broadway shows to Savannah,” said Steve Traxler, president of Jam Theatricals. “This is our seventh season with the Johnny Mercer Theatre and we are thrilled to bring the Savannah premiere of ‘Movin’ Out,’ a collaboration between music star Billy Joel and legendary Broadway choreographer Twyla Tharp. With this exciting line-up, the 2008-09 season is a must-see.”
This year’s subscription offers include the Four-Show Classic Series, which includes Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sweeney Todd, Footloose and The Pajama Game. The Five-Show Premiere Series is also offered this season, which includes all the shows of the Classic Series plus Movin’ Out. Prices range from $110 to $240 depending on the series and seating choice. The Rat Pack is Back! can be added to any package for an additional cost.
Subscriptions to this exciting season are on sale now. Subscriber benefits include guaranteed same seats to all season shows, as well as the chance to renew those seats from year to year. Subscribers also receive ticket discounts to all shows and the first chance to purchase tickets to any added shows. Tickets are received by mail to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included free.
Subscription renewals are available now. New subscriber orders will be processed in the order they are received after all current subscribers’ renewal requests have been processed. All seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
For information about subscription renewals or becoming a new subscriber of the 2008-09 Broadway in Savannah Season call the subscription hotline at (912) 651-6557 or (800) 351-7469, visit the Johnny Mercer Theatre box office or visit www.savannahcivic.com
About Jam Theatricals
Jam Theatricals is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Founded in 1997 by Arny Granat, Jerry Mickelson and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in more than 30 cities.
Jam has presented notable national touring productions including “Cats,” “The Producers,” “Stomp,” “Les Misérables,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Hairspray,” “Miss Saigon” and “Riverdance.” Jam Theatricals is the recipient of three Tony Awards for producing “The History Boys” (Best Play- 2006), “Monty Python’s Spamalot” (Best Musical- 2005), and “Glengarry Glen Ross” (Best Revival of a Play- 2005) on Broadway.
The Broadway in Savannah 2008-09 Season presented by Jam Theatricals
Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Five-time Grammy-winner Billy Joel and legendary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp joined forces for the spectacular new musical The New York Times calls “a shimmering portrait of an American generation.” Movin’ Out brings 24 Billy Joel classics to life in the story of five friends over two turbulent decades.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis
Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
Don’t miss the 30th Anniversary Tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring 2003 American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, 2003 American Idol contestant and star of Rent on Broadway. The comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem is showcased in this rollicking revue that is one of Broadway’s most well-crafted shows. Sassy and sultry, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” is unforgettable.
“Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.
Experience live on stage the musical that inspired the Tim Burton and Johnny Depp movie. When the infamous demon barber takes up with crafty Mrs. Lovett, the two embark on a delicious plot to slice through London’s upper crust. Justice is served with lush melody, audacious humor and hair-raising excitement.
Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Based on the 1980s film starring Kevin Bacon that took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music, Footloose tells the story of a city boy, Ren who moves to rural America where dancing is banned. He reminds the town that it’s no sin to be young, have fun and dance! Now in its 10th anniversary tour, “Footloose” show serves up classic ’80s hits including “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” and of course the ’80s theme “Footloose.”
“The Rat Pack is Back!”
March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
This spirited tribute recreates the “Summit at the Sands” hotel shows, when the “Rat Pack” created a nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Written and produced by Sandy Hackett, son of comedian Buddy Hackett, “The Rat Pack is Back!” features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a big band that sends audiences back with hits “That’s Amore,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and more.
“The Pajama Game”
April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Bright and riotously funny, this frisky tale is theatre at its best with this all-new production of the Tony Award- winning, Broadway smash hit “The Pajama Game.” A feisty employee representative finds her match in a pajama shop superintendent, and when the two get together, they discuss much more than job actions. The energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross brims with popular hits such as “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”