Vivian & Bill’s 1970s Christmas Party!
The holiday season got even more magical as the Savannah Cabaret presented the immersive theatrical cabaret experience “Vivian & Bill’s 1970s Christmas Party!” This all-new production featured Disco-era costumes, sets, and characters singing classic versions of beloved holiday tunes.
It’s 1978 and Bill and Viv have moved to a new home, but they still want to host their annual yuletide gathering, so they invite all their new neighbors including Frank and Kathleen, also known as “Boogie Man” and “Dancing Queen,” a Disco obsessed couple who live a swinging lifestyle (in more ways than one); Diane and Judy, “identical” twin sisters who wear lots of polyester and appreciate anything in tight pants; and Martin and Sandy, a very traditional – and very uptight – married couple; the flamboyant bachelor neighbor from down the street Phillip; and Miss Rhonda, the head of the neighborhood watch who checks in to make sure everything is on the up-and-up.
But is it? A surprise visitor from a secretive government agency tells Viv and Bill that someone at their party is not who they are claiming to be. Who is it? And what is their secret?
Vivian, Bill, and the entire cast of oddball characters sang more than two dozen of the best holiday songs ever written including, “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “O Holy Night,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “The Christmas Song,” and many more. Not to be missed is the epic “Jingle Bell Battle” where the characters face off against each other with different versions of “Jingle Bells” from pop to rock to country to hip-hop to Disco and beyond.