Current Productions & Special Events

2017–2018 Season

A Room with a View

By E.M. Forster | Adapted by Christina Calvit | Directed by Scott Dunlap

April 27 – May 13, 2018

Young Englishwoman Lucy Honeychurch is on her first trip to Italy with her prudish cousin Charlotte … when love strikes. Lucy meets the free-spirited but socially unacceptable George Emerson, but meddlesome Charlotte crushes the affair. Back in England, Lucy becomes engaged to the priggish Cecil Vyse, but George surprisingly enters her life again. Will she have the strength to choose courage, truth, and love over convention? Adapted from the novel by E.M. Forster, there’s romance, humor, and wit at every turn. Rated PG for brief male nudity (a comic moment of streaking) on stage.

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The Sleeping Beauty: Act III & New Works

Presented by the Chattanooga Ballet

Saturday, May 5 @ 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, May 6 @ 2 p.m.

With fairy-tale charm and imperial grandeur, the romantic story of The Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to create some of his most glorious music. Chattanooga Ballet brings Act III – Aurora’s Wedding to life in a new staging by Company Artistic Director, Andrew Parker, based on the original Marius Petipa choreography, performed worldwide for over a century. This famous and beloved ballet features the endearing characters of Princess Aurora, Prince Desire and the magical Lilac Fairy along with Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots. This inspiring and entertaining program of classical and contemporary ballet opens with The Sleeping Beauty and following intermission, features bold new works by Alia Kache, Karen Smith, Joellen Wojtowicz as well as the world premiere of Nashville dance creator, Andrea Vierra Greene’s Layers of Sight.

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Dogs & Kids Do the Catwalk

A Benefit for the Youth Theatre & McKamey Animal Center

The Purple Lady presents DOGS & CATS DO THE CATWALK, a fundraiser for the McKamey Animal Center and the CTC’s Youth Theatre program. We invite you for a fabulous fashion show featuring fashions, dogs for adoption, and Youth Theatre kids to entertain you. Heavy hors d’oeuvres by Lee Towery and beverages.

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Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Come Clean Entertainment Presents Motown Legend

May 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Motown legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves and her backing band the Vandellas give two concert performances! With the unmistakable voice that helped define “the sound of young America,” Reeves reigns as one of music’s most beloved and acclaimed female singers. Her music is frequently found on 60’s hits collections, and the group’s jubilant sound is familiar on tracks such as “Dancing in the Street,” “Nowhere to Run,” “Heat Wave,” and “Jimmy Mack.” Complimentary pre-show refreshments.

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The Amish Project

A Play by Jessica Dickey. Starring Katherine Michelle Tanner.

One Show Only!

May 20, 2018 at 2:30PM

On October 2, 2006, a 30-year-old man walked into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, PA, and opened fire, killing five girls and himself. Later that same day, in an act that shocked the world, the Amish community forgave the gunman, offered aid to his grieving widow, and displayed unprecedented forgiveness and compassion. Starring Katherine Michelle Tanner in a one-woman show, it’s an unforgettable tour de force about the mystical world of the Amish and the ultimate limits of forgiveness.

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Boeing, Boeing!

by Marc Camoletti | Translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans | Directed by Rodney Van Valkenburg

June 8 – 24, 2018

A 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lover Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time!

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Hello, Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart | Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Directed by Scott Dunlap

July 13 – August 5, 2018

The blockbuster Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.

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