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CTC Excited to Bring Theatre Back to Stage with Fall Series

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is reinventing what the live theatre experience looks like as it moves forward with an abbreviated season of three live productions—two that reflect social issues at the forefront of the national consciousness—coming to its stage this fall. After closing its doors over five months ago, the CTC announces a lineup of […]

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CTC Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers for the 2019-2020 Season

Volunteers contributing to six shows that made it to the stage in an abbreviated 2019-2020 season—including two plays, two musicals, and two Youth Theatre shows—won honors at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s volunteer awards presentation and celebration on Saturday, August 29. With its theme “Dress Up from the Waist Up,” the virtual event was conducted via […]

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Announcing the Nominees for the 2019-2020 Volunteer Awards

Nothing, not even a pandemic, will keep us from celebrating our volunteers! Our annual volunteer recognition party is going on as scheduled on Saturday, August 29, only on Zoom this go-round. It’s our chance to recognize all of our volunteers for the contributions they made during the 2019-2020 season. Even though we didn’t make it through the […]

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Develop Your Auditioning & Acting Skills at CTC’s Adult Academy

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is pleased to introduce its new Adult Academy and two upcoming training opportunities for actors. Starting next Sunday, August 2, the CTC is conducting two one-week experiences for intensive training in auditioning and character development. Conducted safely away from the pressure of the audition and rehearsal rooms, both on-site workshops offer […]

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CTC to Postpone 2020-2021 Season Until 2021-2022

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is moving its entire 2020-2021 season to 2021-2022 in response to the COVID-19 crisis, although the theatre is exploring other performance possibilities in the coming months. “We’ve made the tough decision to pick up our upcoming season in its entirety and move it a year down the road,” says CTC marketing […]

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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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