Mike Uncorked: Savannah Sipping Society
By Mike Butler
As much as I enjoy the acting, directing and marketing side of community theatre, sometimes it’s just nice to sit back and watch others do great work and embrace the talent we have here in the Valley. That’s one of the reasons I chose to sit in the producer’s chair for the new CentreStage Theatre offering, The Savannah Sipping Society! To be the rooster in the hen house with these wonderfully talented Nova Scotian/Southern Belles has been a blast and I can guarantee that audiences will enjoy them even more then I have.
The Savannah Sipping Society is a tall drink of very funny theatre! Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, it’s the perfect summer cocktail for returning patrons and newcomers alike. After very successful productions of the Jones and Hope-penned Hallelujah Girls and The Dixie Swim Club, CentreStage couldn’t pass up the opportunity to present this hilarious work to its audiences. It’ll offer big laughs, touching moments and a lot of southern comfort.
The Savannah Sipping Society is directed by Heidi Price and the intoxicating/ intoxicated cast includes Nancy Henry, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Devon Edmonds, and CentreStage newcomer Sandy Davison.
Evening performances of the show take place at 7:30pm on June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 with 2pm matinee performances on June 10, and 17! Front of House opens at 6:45pm for the evening performances and 1:15pm for the matinees. Tickets are $15 for adults, seniors/students $12, children, age 12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are held until 15 minutes before show time. It is strongly recommended you call 902-678-8040 for reservations. Visit centrestagetheatre.ca for upcoming shows, auditions and more!
And while at CentreStage Theatre, peek at the featured artists wall in the lobby, which this month celebrates the works of Jillian MacDonald and Camille Herbin. Also, visit the ticket draw table where you have a chance to win a Hill’s Grills summer sipping package of tea-based goodies!