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Hop Into a Child’s Imagination with “The Velveteen Rabbit” April 29-May 8

A stuffed toy rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of a child drives the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s original stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, presented by the Youth Theatre April 29 through May 8. The script, written for this production by CTC Youth Theatre director R. Scott Dunlap, is […]

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Funny Business: Newcomer Michael Shield Brings Comedy Credentials to Improv Classes

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is delighted to have Chattanooga newcomer Michael Shield bringing two improv comedy classes to our education program. Michael has first-class credentials, including training at The Second City, the world’s premier comedy club where hosts of comedians and Saturday Night Live actors have received their training. Michael has been performing without a […]

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A Classic Story with a Musical Twist Comes to CTC with “Little Women” March 18-April 3

A story that was groundbreaking in its portrayal of strong women in Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel is infused with heart and energy in the Broadway musical adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN, coming to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre stage March 18 through April 3. The musical, which played on Broadway in 2005, is based on Alcott’s […]

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Get Your Wishes Granted with Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” February 18-27

Magic carpets, magic lamps, and a musical Genie! Discover “A Whole New World” as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre presents Disney’s ALADDIN, JR., February 18 through February 27. This magically updated musical adaptation is based on Disney’s 1992 Academy Award-winning animated film and its 2014 hit Broadway show. Twenty-six young actors bring the story to life […]

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Dance as a Metaphor for Life: The Philosophy Louie Marin-Howard Is Bringing to CTC

Moving through life like a dance—or dance as a metaphor for life—is central to the teaching philosophy that choreographer Louie Marin-Howard brings to his classes. With an impressive background in modern dance theatre, Louie, who served as choreographer for last summer’s WORKING, will be teaching a fusion of modern dance and jazz to a class […]

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Racial Tensions & Censorship Collide in “Alabama Story” January 21-February 6

A gentle children’s book with a supposed hidden message—a black rabbit marries a white rabbit—stirs the passions of a segregationist state senator and a no-nonsense librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama, in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s upcoming production of Kenneth Jones’ ALABAMA STORY. The show opens Friday, January 21, and runs through Sunday, February 6. Inspired […]

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Celebrate the Meaning of the Season with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” December 10-19

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 on which it’s based. The stage show, a production of the CTC’s Youth Theatre, opens […]

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CTC Brings 6 More Shows to the Stage to Complete 2021-2022 Season

  A magical Disney favorite, a Broadway musical adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, and an urban twist on a classic fairytale making its world premiere are among the six exciting shows coming to the stage as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre announces the remainder of its 2021-2022 season. Here’s what’s […]

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Artistry Overcomes Adversity: How Scott Dunlap Saved a Season through Set Design

As most of the live entertainment world came to a standstill in the middle of March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, so did the Chattanooga Theatre Centre briefly for the first time in its history of 98 years on the day it was set to open its production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow on […]

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Centre Stage Awards Celebrate Outstanding Volunteers of the 2020-2021 Season

Volunteers contributing to eight shows that made it to the stage in an unconventional 2020-2021 season won honors at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Centre Stage Awards celebration on Sunday, October 10. Much of the season featured plays with small casts to allow for social distancing on stage. Most of the plays had two casts performing […]

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