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POSTED: January 15, 2013 10:00 a.m.

SAVANNAH — “Johnny Mercer and Me!,” an original play based on the life of songwriter and singer John Mercer, will be performed Jan. 25-26 at the Averitt Center for the Arts at the Emma Kelly Theater in Statesboro.

The musical tribute will be presented by the Savannah Community Theatre. As seen through the eyes of Mercer’s longtime confidante, Maxine, the production focuses on Mercer’s relationships, his love of Savannah, and his consuming alcoholism. Mercer deals with his impending death, while Maxine deals with the death of a young son and the memories of the deaths of her mother and father.

Showtime is 7:30 nightly. Tickets range from $18-$25, with youth tickets available for $10. For reservations, call 912-212-2787 or go to For additional information, call 912-247-4644 or go to



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