Love Stories/Love Songs 2: Love Endures

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 7:30pm



(In Order of Appearance)

Hannah Dodson

Daniel J. Hilton

Trey Norris

Rick Garman

Damon Banks Jr.

Carrie Kitchen

Taylor Mercier

Mark Poticny

Directed by

Travis Harold Coles

Written and Produced by

Rick Garman

Co-Produced and Stage Managed by

Gwen Leahy

Lighting and Sound Direction

Allison Lourens, Erin Muller

Musical Direction

Taylor Mercier

Spotlight Operator

Toria Nicole Shaw

Set List

“If I Ain’t Got You”

Hannah Dodson

“Came Here for Love (Acoustic)”

Rick Garman

“Separate Lives”

Carrie Kitchen & Damon Banks Jr.

“In Your Eyes”

Mark Poticny

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”

Daniel J. Hilton

“Endless Love”

Trey Norris & Rick Garman

“I Try”

Carrie Kitchen

“We Found Love (Acoustic)”

Taylor Mercier

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Hannah Dodson and Daniel J. Hilton

“Wake Me Up (Acoustic)”

Trey Norris


“Open Arms”

Damon Banks Jr.

“Just the Way You Are”

Mark Poticny

“Thinking Out Loud”

Hannah Dodson

“Dancing On My Own (Acoustic)”

Rick Garman

“Against All Odds (Acoustic)”

Damon Banks Jr.

“Rewrite the Stars”

Taylor Mercier & Mark Poticny

“You and Me”

Daniel J. Hilton

“Glory of Love”

Trey Norris

“True Love”

Carrie Kitchen

“All I Ask”

Taylor Mercier

“Can’t Help Falling In Love”


The Cast

Damon Banks Jr. as Logan

Damon Banks Jr. is an elementary music educator in Savannah, GA. He is also a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education with a concentration in classical voice. He regularly performs with the Savannah Philharmonic chorus and is a staff
singer at Skidaway United Methodist church. Damon enjoys performing classical literature; some of his favorite works were: “Un Certo Non So Che” (Vivaldi), “Your Daddy’s Son” (Ragtime), and Lonely House (Street Scene).  Damon is excited for the opportunity to perform with the Bay Street Cabaret, and is looking forward to many great opportunities to come.

Hannah Dodson as Cory

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!

Daniel J. Hilton as Parker

A Savannah native who’s always loved entertaining, Daniel J. stepped into the theater world 10 years ago at Armstrong State University. Before graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in theater, he worked stage managing shows like Conversations with a Sphinx, Macbeth, and The Drowsy Chaperone; behind the scenes wasn’t enough, so he rolled into the spotlight with roles in Spring Awakening, The Birds, and Godspell. Before leaving for Orlando, Daniel J. also landed the lead role of Dr. Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show with the Bay Street Theater. Now he’s home and excited to be a part of our cast!

Carrie Kitchen as Avery

Carrie Kitchen is a high school music educator in Savannah, GA. She is also a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education with a concentration in classical voice. She also teaches privately in the Savannah area. Her specialties are voice, beginning piano and acrobatics. She is a staff singer at Skidaway United Methodist church. Carrie enjoys performing in musical theatre. Some of the shows she has been in are: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and an Armstrong State University Cabaret show.

Taylor Mercier as Kai

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.

Trey Norris as Riley

Trey Norris is honored to be a part of the Bay Street 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.

Mark Poticny as Noah

Being born and raised in Savannah Ga, Mark Louis Poticny has had his fair share of music exposure, usually from behind the scenes. Having studied music at Armstrong State University as a percussion major, he used his talents to play in several musical productions around Savannah, including Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Pippin, Rocky Horror and many, many more. Mark is a security guard at Club One and in his free time enjoys playing video games, napping and spending time with friends and family. He is ecstatic to be sharing the stage for the very first time with his Savannah Cabaret family and also, EVER!

Director Travis Harold Coles

Travis Coles is thrilled to be working once again 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!

Writer/Producer Rick Garman (Hayden)

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

Co-Producer/Stage Manager Gwen Leahy

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!


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