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May the Farce Be with You: “One-Man Star Wars” Comes to the Theatre Centre March 2-3

Darth Vader is coming to Chattanooga. Part homage, part spoof of the original trilogy of films, Canadian actor Charles Ross brings his whirlwind solo creation “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre stage for two performances, Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3. Ross single-handedly plays all the characters with spot-on voice impressions, sings the […]

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Theatre Centre Visits Death Row in “The Exonerated” on Feb. 24

    What impact does it have on a person—their soul, their life—to have freedom and self-respect stripped away and then seemingly returned years later after decades of incarceration? “The Exonerated,” a reader’s theatre production presented by the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on Sunday, February 24, attempts to answer this question through the words of six innocent […]

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Disney’s “Mary Poppins” & Motown’s “Dreamgirls” Highlight 2019-2020 Season

A Disney musical about a stern British nanny who’s “practically perfect in every way” and a powerhouse musical about a 1960’s girl group with a Motown-inspired score are among the highlights as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre announced its 2019-2020 season Monday, Feb. 4, at a gathering of volunteers. From Disney to Dr. Seuss, from August […]

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August Wilson Chronicles the African American Experience in “Fences” Feb. 15-March 10

The works of playwright August Wilson chronicle the African American experience like no other has before or since, but in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre production of “Fences,” opening Feb. 15 and running through March 10, audiences will see that his themes are universal. Hope and disappointment. Love and resentment. Loyalty and betrayal. They are themes […]

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Embark on a Calypso Adventure in the Youth Theatre’s “Once on This Island, Jr.” Feb. 2-10

With its catchy Caribbean-flavored musical score and vibrant costumes splashing the stage with color, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s upcoming Youth Theatre production of “Once on This Island, Jr.” may just conger up orange sunsets and ocean breezes when this enchanting Calypso folktale opens Saturday, February 2. Adapted for young audiences from the celebrated Broadway musical, […]

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National August Wilson Society Guest to Give Free Lecture at CTC Feb. 10

In conjunction with our upcoming production of August Wilson’s FENCES, Pedro E. Alvarado, Education Director of the National August Wilson Society, will give a free community lecture titled “August Wilson and His American Century Cycle” on Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. As one of a growing number of theatres committing […]

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Theatre Centre Blends History & Music in “A Civil War Christmas” Dec. 14-30

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre shares the warmth of the season in “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration,” a dramatic blend of history and traditional song in which Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel shows that the best of human nature comes out during Christmas. Set in 1864 with the nation at war, the still […]

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Celebrate the Spirit with the Theatre Centre’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Dec. 8-16

From a sad, droopy Christmas tree to a dancing dog atop a piano, there are timeless images in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” that make the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s upcoming stage adaptation a faithful reflection of the classic animated TV special. The stage show, a production of the CTC’s Youth Theatre, opens December 8 and runs […]

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Ex-Scientologist Brings One-Woman “Squeeze My Cans” to CTC Nov. 16-18

What would you do if the carrot of spiritual freedom was dangled in front of you, waiting to be seized? Writer-performer Cathy Schenkelberg decided to chase it, and what she found was Scientology. Spending most of her young adult life entangled in the controversial church, she emerged to share her story in “Squeeze My Cans,” a […]

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Theatre Centre Journeys Across the Stars in “A Wrinkle in Time” Nov. 3-11

Although Madeline L’Engle’s 1962 science fiction children’s novel “A Wrinkle in Time” is characterized by an interstellar storyline and populated by otherworldly beings, the James Sie stage adaptation that the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Youth Theatre will present November 3-11 remains a heartwarming tale with fundamental themes of empowering young people and helping them find their […]

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