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 one is “the greatest show.” The session is designed for grades 4 to 12.

Also new to the summer lineup, “Singing for Musicals” will pair participants with a musical director and a song styling coach to learn how to make their singing dynamic and emotional. Two age-appropriate sessions are designed for grades 4 to 12.

Another new session, a puppetry workshop, will direct young people in grades 4 to 6 in using papier-mache to create a hand puppet, then show it off in a short puppet play created by the class.

One-, two- and three-week Summer Academy sessions run from June 1 to August 7. The Summer Academy offers 20 different classes in storytelling, acting and dance to build understanding and enjoyment of theatre.

For more information or to register, call 423.267.8534 or visit

Posted March 10, 2020