‘Savannah Sipping Society’ on tap at The Dio

The cast of The Dio's production of "The Savannah Sipping Society" from left to right: Brenda Lane, Alisa Mutchler-Bauer, Kez Settle and Amy Morrisey.

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The Dio – Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County’s professional, award-winning dinner theatre, present “The Savannah Sipping Society” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, directed by Susan Craves.

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy from the writers of Dio favorites “The Dixie Swim Club” and “Always a Bridesmaid,” four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate — and an impromptu happy hour — and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment — and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new “old friends.”

Director Susan Craves says, “‘Savannah Sipping Society’ is a story that celebrates life — the ups and downs and the in-between. A story that our group of talented and dedicated actors, designers and production team have worked enthusiastically and tirelessly on for your enjoyment!”

“The Savannah Sipping Society” features performances by Alisa Mutchler Bauer, Brenda Lane, Amy Morrisey and Kez Settle.

Performances take place at The Dio, 177 E. Main Street, Pinckney Michigan, 48169 from June 15 through July 22, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. There will be two Thursday evening performances, June 14 and July 19.

All tickets include dinner, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu for “The Savannah Sipping Society” is inspired by the Southern setting of our show, and includes garden salad with choice of dressing; freshly baked, honey-buttered dinner rolls; sweet and spicy (but not too spicy) Savannah red rice with sautéed celery, onions, tomatoes and smoky bacon (a vegan version will also be available); Georgia greens braised in a blend of southern style herbs and spices; grilled, bone-in pork chops with house-made barbecue sauce on the side; plus our signature fried chicken, boneless hand breaded and fried to a golden brown; and, for dessert, a southern treat, lemon bars!

Tickets for all performances are available by visiting diotheatre.com or calling (517) 672-6009. Seating is limited. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

The Dio — Dining & Entertainment is located at 177 E. Main St., Pinckney, MI 48169.

Arrive for evening performances between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for dinner service, and for matinee performances between 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. for lunch services.

Evening performances are set for Thursday, June 14; Friday, June 15; Saturday, June 16; Friday, June 22, Saturday, June 23; Friday, June 29; Saturday, June 30; Friday, July 6; Saturday, July 7; Friday, July 13; Saturday, July 14; Thursday, July 19, Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21.

Matinee performances are set for the following Sundays: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22.

Tickets are $45 for adults; $41 for seniors (over 60) and students; $40 for children 13 and under, and for groups of 20+. Tickets include dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and the show; tips are not included

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