Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Historic Savannah Theatre

I'm with Richard at the riverboat



Last weekend was perfect. And it wasn’t my birthday, it was the birthday of my brother-in-law Richard. We went to Savannah, which proves the Spanish-moss-on-every-tree cliché. Beautiful city for a driving or walking tour. But the city had something special. Where else will you find a live musical show worth driving two hours?


The Historic Savannah Theatre performed its “Cabaret,” and the music was even better than I hoped it would be. Owner and performer Matthew Meece is a natural for the stage, engaging the audience with light-hearted introductions and commentary. His wife and co-owner Michelle Meece comes in as a strong second. The choice of music is classic pop with songs many of us remember, all delivered with a cabaret interpretation. The cost of The show was well worth the $45 ticket.


I have attended their Christmas show in the past and will go again this year. There’s nothing like an inspiring show to give you the Christmas spirit. Years ago our family made “A Christmas Carol” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago a Christmas tradition. The Savannah Theater’s “A Christmas Tradition” is becoming our Southern replacement for that wonderful Chicago show.

Nila in the Savannah candy store
After the show we had lunch and a cruise on the Savannah Riverboat. In-depth history lesson about the river from an on-board tour guide. At the end of the day I returned to Lexington, very happy even if it wasn’t my birthday. 

Approaching a tanker on the river

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