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The History


Opened in 1921, closed for 40 years... then a total renovation in 1999.


Seating Charts


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Sumter Players

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Moller Organ

The 1928 restored Moller theater pipe organ. It is one of only two theater pipe organs in Georgia theaters.

The News

Friends of the Rylander 2013 - 2014 Presenters Series


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The Friends of the Rylander Theatre
2013-2014 Presenters Series

Membership Levels and Benefits

Understudy          $50          Rylander Souvenir

Chorus                   $125        1 Ticket to Friends shows

Playwright            $250        2 Tickets to Friends shows

Director                 $500        4 Tickets to Friends shows

Producer               $1000+    8 Tickets to Friends shows

Grease 1

Sing-a-long Grease! 

Saturday, September 21 at 8pm 

Pull out the poodle skirts, grease up your hair, and let your inhibitions go for an evening where YOU are the star and Grease is the word! 


Lightwire 2

America's Got Talent 2012 Finalists

Lightwire Theatre presents

"The Ugly Duckling" and "The

Tortoise and the Hare"

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm

Full body puppetry using electroluminescent wires and a completely dark stage will enchant and engage both children and adults.

SoTrial 2

Shakespeare on Trial

Wednesday, October 30th at 8pm

William Shakespeare's characters rebel and put their creator on trial. This fast-paced, original comedy is never the same show twice. 





The Breakfast Club

Saturday, January 20th at 8pm 

This year's Annual Friends of the Rylander Gala Fundraiser concert features the longest running, most recognized '80s tribute band in the country, proudly boasting "real hair, real '80s clothes, real vocals, an real musical talent." 

*Complimentary tickets with membership do not apply to this event.

SquirmBurpee 2

The Handsome Little Devils presents

The Squirm Burpee Circus! 

Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30pm

This one of a kind theatrical experience features high energy acts for a fantastic adventure as we pay homage to the Rylander's start as a Vaudeville house in the 1920s. 

ASO 2 

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, April 13th at 3pm

This concert celebrates the Albany Symphony Orchestra's 50th Anniversary and features various choirs from Albany and Americus. This concert is in partnership with the GSW Chamber Series and generously sponsored by the Charles L. Mix Memorial Fund. 



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To make a donation contact the Rylander Theatre

P. O. Box 864

310 West Lamar Street

Americus, GA 31709

Phone:  229.931.0001