The Savannah Theatre opened its doors on December 4th, 1818 and has continued operating as an iconic performing arts venue ever since, making it the oldest theatre in the United States. Over two centuries, the building has undergone several face-lifts as a result of damage from fires. As a result from a fire in 1948, the theatre was remodeled to its current art deco style. Some of the many illustrious stars that have performed at the Savannah Theatre include Fanny Davenport, E.H, Sothern, Julia Marlowe, Otis Skinner, Henry Irving, Tyronne Power, Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russel, W.C. Fields, and the Edwin Booth (brother to John Wilkes Booth).
RNRC returned to the Savannah Theatre and opened for The 70’s Show! on Wednesday, July 24th and for Savannah Live on Thursday, July 25th.
For more information on the beautiful and historic landmark, head over to http://www.savannahtheatre.com/