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Johnny Mercer Cabaret
October 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Johnny Mercer Cabaret cast is led by a talented trio, including Grammy Award nominated singer, songwriter and jazz performer Stacie Joy Orrico; accomplished Broadway and Off-Broadway musical director Kim Douglas Steiner; and acclaimed vocalist and American Traditions Competition finalist Roger Moss.
Considered one of the greatest American songwriters of all time, Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to more than 1,700 songs from the 1930s to the 1970s. A four-time Oscar winner and 18-time honoree, Mercer crafted the soundtrack of a generation, including iconic hits like “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Come Rain or Come Shine” and the Academy Award-winning “Moon River” from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).
Mercer absorbed the influences of the coastal South and its people, merging music to create an entirely new sound. Inspired by the world of blues and jazz, he wove African American musical culture into the rhythm of his lyrics, creating many well-known songs that span decades. Mercer also founded Capitol Records in 1942. “Savannah is proud to claim Johnny Mercer as one of our own and continues to celebrate this beloved songwriter to this day,” said Musical Director Kim Douglas Steiner “We’re delighted to produce this exceptional show, featuring the world-class talent of Stacie Joy Orrico and Roger Moss.”Buy Tickets