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“The Graduate’s” unlikely love triangle @TybeePost

By Jim Reed/SMN

Looking ahead to Sept. 7, the Tybee Post Theater (one of our area’s restored, single-screen historic cinemas) presents a one-show-only revival of the iconic romantic dramedy “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman (“Outbreak”), Katharine Ross (“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”) and Anne Bancroft (“The Miracle Worker”). Directed by the late, great Mike Nichols (“The Birdcage”), co-written by Buck Henry (TV’s “Get Smart”) and featuring a best-selling soundtrack of Simon & Garfunkel tunes, this seminal 1960s motion picture about the unlikely love triangle formed by a young man, his girlfriend and her mother earned six Oscar nominations and influenced untold scores of coming-of-age pictures around the globe.

A legitimate masterpiece of awkward comedic timing and bittersweet subject matter, echoes of “The Graduate” can be plainly seen and felt in such disparate later works as Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” and Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” If you don’t happen to live on the island, it’s well worth the drive to see this one in a theatrical setting. Plus, admission price for this 7 p.m. show includes a glass of wine (if you’re old enough) and a piece of chocolate. Beat that!

Face-To-Face (Billy Joel and Elton John tribute) @Tybee Post Theater

By Anna Chandler/SMN
Celebrate the music of two legends with a tribute on Tybee.

In homage to Elton John and Billy Joel’s series of 200 shows—the longest-running and most successful concert tandem in pop history—Bill Connors and Hugh Tyner will take the stage together.

Connors has performed for decades as an Elton John tribute artist, entertaining on stages and cruise ships. Vegas Strip veteran Tyner fronts the tribute Almost Billy Joel and the Allentown Band, which played to a sold-out house at the Post Theater in 2016.

The talented pair is joined by a full six-piece band, playing hits like “Just The Way You Are,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.”

Saturday, September 2, 8 p.m., $25-30, all-ages

Tybee Post Theater to present comedy show, fundraiser

By Linda Sickler/SMN
Colin’s Barefoot Comedy Club’s August show is going to the Bobs.

“It’s a double Bob weekend,” Collin Moulton says. “Our headliner this month is probably the smartest man I have ever met in comedy and his comedy reflects it. Robert Mac will be with us and Rabbi Robert Haas will return with new material, and the podcast, as always, will be fresh and fun.”

The Aug. 27 show will be a fundraiser, this month for the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. The center had planned to send a possum and owl to the July show, but was unable to, so they are coming this month.

“We were able to clear a few hundred dollars for them last month,” Moulton says. “We’re hoping to do that again this month.

“We’re going to change it to a different charity each month,” he says. “But this time will be possums and owls.” READ MORE

Film Scene: Catch award-winning film at the Post

By Jim Reed/SMN
On Aug. 24, Tybee Island’s historic Post Theater hosts a one-night-only engagement of beloved Tinseltown Director William Wyler’s B&W 1953 romantic comedy “Roman Holiday,” which earned the great Audrey Hepburn (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “My Fair Lady”) an Oscar for Best Actress, as well as the one-and-only Edith Head an Oscar for Best Costume Design.

Shot on location in Rome, it finds Hepburn playing a crown princess who longs to break free from the rigors of royal life, and does so — briefly — by posing as an anonymous tourist and dallying with Gregory Peck’s American reporter character (who’s on assignment and meant to cover the very same princess).

It’s a hoot and a half, and doubles as a lovely, moving picture postcard of early ’50s Italy. It’s also the movie that began America’s infatuation with Italy’s hippest method of personal transportation, Vespa scooters. Showtime 7 p.m., and admission includes a free glass of wine (if you’re old enough) and a package of tissues in case you’ve been chopping onions.

Legendary Americana singer/songwriter David Olney to perform at the Tybee Post Theater

By Linda Sickler/SMN
David Olney has worked as a professional musician for more than four decades.

“Early on, I saw that I had a knack for it and that it kind of really grabbed my interest like nothing else did,” he says. “Even before I was playing gigs, I was thinking about music a lot.

“That was just playing. When I found I could write songs, it became the main part of my life, the thing I could do the best.”

An Evening with Americana Legend David Olney will be presented Aug. 18 at the Tybee Post Theater. Read more….

Tybee Post Theater says goodbye to summer with Back-to-School Beach Party

By Kim Wade/SMN
Locals know Tybee’s Beach Bum Parade is the way to celebrate the ‘last locals’ weekend’ before the tourists begin to flood the island. So, Tybee Post Theater Executive Director Melissa Turner decided they needed a bookend-type event to usher in the end of summer.

“I wanted to have bands come that remind us of summertime and the beach and make it this cool thing to do to herald in the end of summer for locals,” she says. “We still have visitors here, too, but it’s kind of a last beach bash for them, too.”

The Back-to-School Beach Party featuring The Hypnotics and Crazy Man Crazy will take place Aug. 11 at Tybee Post Theater.Read more ….

Three-time Grammy nominee to present concert and science fiction reading in one performance

By Linda Sickler/SMN
It was Savannah radio stations that were the first to play Dan Cowan’s music.

On Aug. 5, the Savannah native will launch his first novel and its accompanying soundtrack at the Tybee Post Theater. Today, Cowan performs under the name Dan Random and has three Grammy Award nominations to his credit.

A graduate of Calvary Baptist High School, Cowan moved to Atlanta in 1989 to further his music career. He recorded his first singles in Savannah, and has set his book in Savannah, too.

“I grew up on Burnside Island,” Cowan says.

He is a long-time music fan.

“It’s been in my blood forever,” Cowan says. “I won a contest and released my first record in Savannah. That’s why I moved to Atlanta to boost my recording career.”

An author, musician, singer, composer and producer, Cowan has recorded nine studio albums. In the last 10 years, he has written and copyrighted close to 100 musical compositions, and written his debut science fiction novel, “Somewhere Called Now.”

The performance at the Tybee Post Theater will weave excerpts from Cowan’s science fiction novel with original music from the soundtrack performed by the Dan Random Band. READ MORE …

Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club’s latest show to raise money for Oatland Island Wildlife Center

By Linda Sickler/SMN

A comic, a rabbi, a naturalist, a possum and an owl all walked into a theater…

No, this isn’t the opening of a really bad joke. It’s an event that’s actually going to happen.

The stage of the Tybee Post Theater is going to be a little crowded on July 29 when Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club presents an unusual but family friendly show.

“We are back this month with a favorite of mine — Brent Terhune,” says Collin Moulton, founder of the club and host of the show. “I will also have Rabbi Robert Haas on the show.”

But there’s more! A portion of the proceeds will go to Oatland Island Wildlife Center, which is bringing a possum and an owl to be in the show. Read More ….

Country singer/songwriter comes home to Tybee Island for sold-out concert

By Linda Sickler/SMN

Tybee Island native Tony Arata is one of Nashville’s most successful songwriters.

On July 21, Arata will appear in concert at the Tybee Post Theater, joined by fellow songwriters Leslie Satcher and Annie Mosher. The concert is sponsored by Lovett Bennett Jr. and Rob Sullivan, Statesboro attorneys who are music fans and friends with Arata.

“I was born in Savannah and then we moved away for a while,” Arata says. “When we came back, we moved to Tybee. That will always be home.

“It’s a great place to call home,” he says. “Some parts haven’t changed at all.”

Read More ….

Randall Bramblett Band @Tybee Post Theater

By Anna Chandler/Connect Savannah

IF YOU missed Athens hero Randall Bramblett at the big Night Flight Café reunion back in May, don’t fear: he’s coming back! The treasured Southern songwriter brings his original sound and incredible band to the Tybee Post Theater stage this weekend.

For 40 years, Bramblett has worked as a sideman, collaborator, and solo act to be reckoned with. The prolific artist releases his eleventh album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, this month via New West Records and will celebrate with a CD release party on Tybee.

Bramblett gave fans a taste of the record’s sound with “Devil’s Haircut,” his unique, bluesy take on the signature Beck track. It’s the first time Bramblett’s released a cover song on a solo record, but the undercurrent of darkness and whimsical lyricism is a smart fit in his catalog. The multi-instrumentalist has said the new record is inspired by the soul and R&B music of his childhood.

friday, july 14, 8 p.m., $25-30 via tybeeposttheater.com, all-ages

Upcoming Events
  1. Girls’ Night Out: “It Happened One Night”

    February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club: Stewart Huff

    February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Mo.”

    February 24 - February 26
  4. “Dunkirk”

    February 28 - March 1
  5. The John Denver Story

    March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  6. Little Tybee/Reign of Kindo

    March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  7. “The Post”

    March 9 - March 10
  8. Chloë Agnew and A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

    March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  9. Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine

    March 23 - March 25
  10. Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine

    March 30 - March 31


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