Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 7:30pm



(In Order of Appearance)

Travis Harold Coles
Bill Collins

Treyla Trash
Vivian Collins

Taylor Mercier
Shirley Sanderson

Andrew Hillis
Martin Sanderson

Hannah Dodson
Diane Parrish

Gwen Leahy
Judy Parrish

Valerie America Lavelle
Kathleen “Disco Queen” Murphy

Justin P. Kent
Frank “Boogie Man” Murphy

Sallie Just Sallie
Miss Rhonda

Travis Cheek
Phillip Hall

Written, Produced, and Directed by

Rick Garman

Lighting and Sound Direction

Allison Lourens, Cami Nicole Hall, Erin Muller

Spotlight Operator

Toria Nicole Shaw

Set List

“Holly Jolly Christmas”

Vivian (Treyla Trash) and Bill (Travis Harold Coles

“Sleigh Ride”

Diane (Hannah Dodson) and Judy (Gwen Leahy)

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Kathleen (Valerie America Lavelle) and Frank (Justin P. Kent)

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Miss Rhonda (Sallie Just Sallie)

“Run, Run Rudolph”

Phillip (Travis Cheek)

“O Holy Night”

Shirley (Taylor Mercier) and Martin (Andrew Hillis)

“Merry Christmas Baby”

Diane (Hannah Dodson)

“Winter Wonderland”

Bill (Travis Harold Coles)

“Jingle Bell Rock”

Frank (Justin P. Kent)

“Jingle Bell Battle”



“Twelve Days of Christmas”


“Mrs. Claus is Back in Town”

Kathleen (Valerie America Lavelle)

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Judy (Gwen Leahy)

“Silent Night”

Martin (Andrew Hillis)

“Let It Snow”

Miss Rhonda (Sallie Just Sallie) and Phillip (Travis Cheek)

“White Christmas”

The Gentlemen

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Shirley (Taylor Mercier)

“Joy to the World”

The Ladies

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Vivian (Treyla Trash)

“All I Want for Christmas”


“The Christmas Song”


“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”


The Cast

Travis Cheek as Phillip Hall

Being a local to Savannah, Travis Cheek began his musical theater career at a young age, enrolling in Savannah Arts Academy and majoring in Vocal Performance. There, he starred in hit shows such as The Laramie ProjectBring it On!, and Chicago. During this time, Travis performed across the country in cities like Atlanta, Orlando and New York City. Now, years later, as a full time employee of ClubOne Jefferson, Travis has made a return to world of Musical Theatre at the Savannah Cabaret and is excited to see what future holds.

Travis Harold Coles

Travis Coles is thrilled to be back on stage with the Savannah Cabaret! Travis has been involved in theatre in Savannah for over 13 years. As Executive Producer of the Bay Street Theatre, Travis has been involved with some of Savannah’s most exciting community theatre productions, such as Cabaret, Chicago, Avenue Q, Sweeney Todd, Rocky Horror, and many more. Travis is also a member of the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble, performing in Gatsby, Calendar Girls, Big Love, and Jesus Christ Superstar, among others. When not managing Club One or serving on the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Planning Commission, Travis enjoys helping people buy or sell property as an agent with Keller Williams Realty. In his free time Coles enjoys sleeping. Enjoy the show!

Hannah Dodson as Diane Parrish

Hannah Dodson is currently a junior at Georgia Southern working towards her BA in Theatre! Some of her recent acting credits include The Laramie Project (GSU), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Collective Face), and Janet and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (Bay Street Theatre) as well as numerous Savannah Cabaret shows! She recently made her directorial debut with Time Flies at GSU!

Andrew Hillis as Martin Sanderson

Andrew is a born and raised Savannahian. Andrew returned to the “Hostess City” in 2009 where he continued to perform and sing across the Coastal Empire and east coast in local churches and on stage. Andrew has received many awards as a soloist, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Roger in Grease through, is a staff singer and soloist at St. John’s Episcopal Church and is a member and feature soloist with Savannah’s Premier Chamber Ensemble, I Cantori. Andrew has been featured as a soloist for Faure’s Requiem, Handle’s Messiah, Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, and Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Amahl. Some of their favorite castings include Enoch Snow in Carousel, Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls, Paul in Company, Courfetrac in Les Miserables, Max in The Sound of Music, Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has reprised the role as Oliver Hicks in The Music Man with four separate companies. Andrew has always enjoyed performing and is thrilled to be working with such a great company as the Savannah Cabaret.

Justin P. Kent as Frank “Boogie Man” Murphy

Justin has been in Savannah for 20+ years, and lives here with his beautiful wife, Valerie, and wonderful son, Logan! He is the co-founder of Odd Lot Improv, which has been performing in Savannah for over a decade. His most recent and favorite stage role was Don Quixote in Man Of La Mancha at the Asbury Theater. He can also be seen in all Tenacious Theatrics Productions online at He also has regular pictures of him drinking coffee on his instagram: @grandmoffjustin

Valerie America Lavelle as Kathleen “Disco Queen” Murphy

Valerie America Lavelle has been a regular on Savannah stages for several years. She’s also directed The Rocky Horror Show LiveFuddy Meers, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Her favorite roles have been Mae Coleman in Reefer Madness, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show Live, and Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie. Valerie enjoys watching B rated horror movies with her family and is always in pursuit of the best jalapeño margarita.

Gwen Leahy as Judy Parrish

Gwen Leahy is thrilled to be a part of another show with the Savannah Cabaret! They have been working with The Bay Street Theatre for 5 years, The Club One Cabaret as stage manager for 2 years, and the Savannah Cabaret since its inception; basically, if it happens on the Club One mainstage, they are there! Gwen hopes you enjoy the show!

Taylor Mercier as Shirley Sanderson

Baltimore-raised, Taylor has sung across the east coast – stretching from Boston to Savannah. While studying opera under great sopranos Dr. Tamara Tucker and Mary Anne Barcellona in Annapolis, Taylor always found a home in Broadway. Some of her favorite roles are Maureen in Rent, Susan in Tick, Tick…BOOM! and Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show. Taylor has been teaching voice and piano for 8+ years and can be seen as a featured soloist in I Cantori, and a member of the Savannah Sacred Quartet, as well as a staff singer at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She currently attends Georgia Southern University for Music Education, and deeply loves her beautiful company at home with her 30+ house plants, 5 pets, and dynamite wife, Mandee.

Sallie Just Sallie as Miss Rhonda

Voted “Best Local Drag Queen 2022” by the readers of Connect Savannah, Sallie Just Sallie is pleased to be diving wig-first back into another Rick Garman production. Equipped with a bachelors in Theater, five pairs of pantyhose, and a sensible pair of wedges, she’s ready to make you hoot and holler. Her recent stage credits include Vivian and Bills Christmas Party! and Time Traveling Drag Queens In The 1940s!

Treyla Trash as Vivian Collins

Trey Norris was honored to be a part of the inaugural show with the Savannah Cabaret. A native to Savannah, Trey is an active member of The Bay Street Theatre, Collective Face Theatre Ensemble, and is the assistant General Manager at Club One Jefferson. His passion for music and stage gave birth to a drag character known to downtown Savannah as “Treyla Trash,” and is often seen at the Club One Cabaret on Thursday or Sunday evenings. You may have seen him as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Christopher Boone in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, or Guilliano in Big Love. Trey’s passions include classical music, reading, and the art of female impersonation.

Written and Directed by Rick Garman

Rick Garman grew up in Iowa but moved to Los Angeles as soon as he was old enough to be sure that his parents couldn’t send a sheriff to bring him back. He studied theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made his writing debut with a stage production 17 Days which was produced in Los Angeles and in small theaters around the country.  His second play Mountains won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater Production.  Rick has published several novels including three volumes of the Savannah-set Interitas series and has written or produced more than two dozen movies for the Hallmark Channel and other networks including A Shoe Addict’s Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart; Valentine in the Vineyard starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny; and Christmas at Pemberley Manor starring Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady. He currently resides in Savannah and is thrilled to be producing the Savannah Cabaret


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