September 25 - October 5

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Spotlight on Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer was America’s greatest lyricist. Born and raised in genteel Savannah, Georgia in 1909, Mercer went on to become a major force in Hollywood from the 1940s through the 1960s. He was nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won four. In addition to writing lyrics, he was a composer, singer and businessman. The co-founder of Capitol Records, Mercer wrote the lyrics to such classics as Blues in the Night, Skylark, Moon River, Satin Doll, That Old Black Magic, Something’s Gotta Give, Come Rain or Come Shine and hundreds more.

Spotlight on Johnny Mercer stars Laura Derocher, Jade Chavis Watt and David King-Gabriel. They are joined by musicians Steve Fain (Bass), Randy Magallanes(Tenor Sax, Clarinet & Flute), Brent Olstad (Keyboard), Randy Scherer (Trumpet, Flugelhorn), Steve Sutfin (Percussion) and Michael Vannice (Alto Sax, Alto Flute & Bass Clarinet). With a script by Charles Cherry and Arrangements by Michael Vannice, Spotlight on Johnny Mercer promises to be a wonderful evening!