Gia Rabito Swept Away to Mountain Brook

Gia Rabito is Swept Away

From the Crescent City to the Magic City…

The Misadventures and Relocation of a Katrina Evacuee

Just in time for the 5th anniversary of “the big one,” New Orleans native and Birmingham resident, Gia Rabito, reveals her interesting and yes, amusing story of relocation to Mountain Brook. Gia, in her original one-woman show, shares her adventures through humorous tales peppered with favorite tunes such as “Stormy Monday” and “Up on the Roof.” There are no sad flood stories, no disaster talk – just a hilarious toast to the “tale of two cities.” Prepare for an evening of laughter as Gia entertains you with her truly unique story – you won’t want to miss it!

Says Gia, “I’ve gotten to view my home town of New Orleans from afar and my new home Mountain Brook up close.  I’ve had fun with the comparisons such as flatlander to “Brookie”, from fried okra to fried green tomatoes—it has been fascinating good fun.  The show is really one big thank you to the people of Birmingham for such a warm welcome.”

An added bonus will be Gia’s photo exhibit “The Signs of Katrina” – first impressions of her neighborhood (no flood pictures, we promise!) upon her return after the storm. Plus, Gia toasts her new town by providing every guest a complimentary Hurricane cocktail served in a souvenir “Geaux” cup. What else?

Swept Away runs for one weekend only in the intimate Martha Sykes Studio at the Virginia Samford Theatre so buy your tickets today before they’re gone! Out of town guests receive a special rate at the downtown Birmingham Hyatt Place – call 205-322-8600 or visit and use the special “SA” discount code.  A special “Swept Away” Veranda on Highland dinner and theatre package is available.  Details available by contact VST.

Swept Away

Friday, August 27 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 28 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 29 – 3:00 p.m.

Martha Sykes Studio at the Virginia Samford Theatre

Tickets: $20

Call 205-251-1228 or visit


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