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CTC Announces Safety-Focused Summer Academy

After a spring hunkered down in isolation, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre will help families kick their kids’ summer into high gear with the 2020 Summer Academy, offered July 6 through August 7 in an abbreviated format with strict protocols to ensure a safe environment. The CTC’s Summer Academy, which traditionally is a two-month program with […]

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CTC Announces Rodney Van Valkenburg as New Executive Director

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is pleased to announce that Rodney Van Valkenburg, who began his career at the community theatre and comes full circle after a successful 19-year tenure at ArtsBuild, will be joining the CTC as its new Executive Director. A proven arts leader and enthusiastic cheerleader for the local arts community, Van Valkenburg […]

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96-year-old Photograph Reminds the CTC of Its Deep Roots

By Mark Kennedy | Chattanooga Times Free Press Sometimes fate demands a curtain call. The cast from the first play ever staged by the Chattanooga Little Theatre — the precursor to today’s Chattanooga Theatre Centre — is memorialized in a 1924 black-and-white photograph that was plucked from a dumpster 70 years later. As the story […]

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CTC Announces 2020-2021 Season of Music, Comedy & Drama

A Tony Award-winning musical about a high-spirited governess from an Austrian convent will open the season and a farcical mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway will close it as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre announces its 2020-2021 season. From Jane Austen to August Wilson, from Disney to Rodgers & Hammerstein, musical crowd-pleasers will […]

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The Chronicles of the Youth Theatre

The History & Impact of a Jewel in the CTC’s Crown   One hundred and twelve kids auditioned last August for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s 2019-2020 season-opening Youth Theatre production of The Lion King. Those numbers come as no surprise to the program’s founder, Sonia Young. “The Youth Theatre has proven to be exactly what […]

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Chattanooga Theatre Centre to Offer New Summer Programs

    The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will offer three new sessions during its annual Summer Academy for rising kindergartners through 12th graders. In “The Greatest Show,” young people will be assigned to teams to act as playwrights, directors, choreographers, actors, designers and stage crew in creating a 15-minute musical. The final productions will be adjudicated to see which […]

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CTC to Hold Puppet “Playshop” on March 21

  In celebration of World Puppet Day, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre will hold a hands-on “playshop” on Saturday, March 21, for participants to learn some of the basics of puppet performance. The playshop is designed for participants of all ages to try various types of puppets with which to practice their skills.The workshop will be […]

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Love Is in the Air & Laughs Are in the Forecast as CTC Presents “Barefoot in the Park” June 5-21

There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of young love, new marriage, and your very own apartment five flights up in 1960’s New York City. After a breezy honeymoon, Paul and Corie Bratter settle down to some rocky happily-ever-aftering in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s upcoming production of Neil Simon’s romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. The […]

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Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” Asks Whodunit & Why as CTC Presents Murder Mystery June 4-14

Fans of Agatha Christie murder mysteries may not have seen the hidden gem coming up at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, so Christie’s THE HOLLOW, a lesser known but cleverly crafted thriller, will give audiences a seemingly brand new offering from the long heralded queen of mystery. The production, rescheduled from its original dates in March […]

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Journey to Narnia in Youth Theatre’s “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” Feb. 21-March 1

Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s production of THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE, opening February 21 and running through March 1. The Youth Theatre will present a dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ beloved story of the same name, faithfully recreated for the stage […]

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