“A funny thing happened on Tybee…” We’ve all got plenty of stories about our adventures at the beach and Tybee tends to be the perfect backdrop for all sorts of hilarity and shenanigans. Coming soon, we’ll have our own Tybee Comedy Revue and we bet you’ll enjoy the laughter. The curtain is up and the lights are brightly shining at Tybee Post Theater. It’s Show Time, y’all.
Tybee Comedy Revue debuts its fantastic night of stand-up comedy starring nationally known comedian and pianist extraordinaire, Jerry Farber. Jerry lives in Atlanta and is one of the city’s most recognized and acclaimed performers, entertaining there and in comedy clubs around the country for over two decades. His style is inspired by both jazz and comedy greats, from Dave Brubeck and Errol Garner to Woody Allen and Mark Russell.
Opening for Jerry is another Atlanta comedy superstar, Kristi Leigh Snyder, a mega watt amalgam of “Carrie Bradshaw-Liz Lemon blend, with a Monica Gellar undertone; a Julia Sugarbaker bouquet on the nose, with a nice Blanche Devereaux finish.” In other words, she’s a hoot!
We love how Tybee Post Theater has really come into its own. Y’all know Tybee has it’s own cast of characters just walking around every day and now we have a venue to share some really extra special moments. Why hide the good stuff. Let’s put it all up on stage and shine some light on it! It’s all on their website:
The historic Tybee Post Theater, set in the heart of the Fort Screven Historic District, was constructed in 1930 as a movie house for the soldiers stationed at the Army base. After going dark in the mid-1960s, the curtain was raised for the first time in 50 years in September 2015, reborn as a performing arts and movie venue for Tybee residents and visitors alike. This important landmark was saved from demolition in 2000 by the City of Tybee Island and the Tybee Island Historical Society. The non-profit Friends of the Tybee Theater was created to raise the funds necessary to purchase and restore this local treasure into a cultural arts center unlike any in the Savannah area. Today, the Tybee Post Theater stands as a symbol of Tybee Island’s commitment to historic preservation and the value we place on our cultural heritage. Step inside these doors, and you will experience:
· A concert hall to showcase live music, dance and comedy performances;
· A stage for local and touring theatrical troupes;
· A movie house for first run, classic and children’s films;
· A cultural venue for readings, recitals, assemblies and educational programming for children;
· A unique venue for your wedding, private screenings, film/photo shoots.
A funny thing happened on Tybee and more funny things will happen every day. Tybee Comedy Revue and Tybee Post Theater invite you to share our hilarity and Mermaid Cottages hope you will, too!