We’re celebrating 100 years of bringing the community together by announcing a season with something for everyone!

Whether you’re a fan of the classics, the contemporary, or the comically campy, you’re invited to join us for a special array of plays and musicals, each representing a decade of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s journey.

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Enjoy eleven shows produced in both our Mainstage and Circle Theatres by purchasing individual tickets or saving on an Anytime Ticket Package.  Anytime Tickets can be used on any performance whether you want to use all your Anytime Tickets for one show or multiple shows! Choose between packages of 2, 4, 6, or 8 Anytime Ticket packages by clicking the orange ticket icon.

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THE 2023 - 2024 LINEUP

Peter Pan | Mainstage Theatre

🎶 Representing the 1950s

J.M. Barrie’s timeless narrative tells the story of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling’s adventures in Neverland with the inimitable Peter Pan, “the boy who would not grow up.” In Neverland, the Darlings are introduced to the Lost Boys, Peter’s jealous fairy friend Tinker Bell, the infamous pirate Captain Hook, and the crocodile who swallowed Hook’s hand. The action escalates when the Darlings are captured by Hook and, with Peter’s help, escape, taking the Lost Boys home with them. (Appropriate for all audiences)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf | Circle Theatre

Representing the 1960s

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives. (Appropriate for mature audiences)

Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona | Circle Theatre

Representing the 1970s

A combination of three of Tomie dePaola’s beloved tales, Strega Nona features an Italian sorceress, Strega Nona, who decides to teach the local baker’s daughter magic. When Strega Nona’s bumbling, knock-kneed helper, Big Anthony, also wants to learn magic, he disguises himself and tries to use Strega Nona’s magic book, magic ring, and magic pasta pot with hilarious and disastrous results! (Appropriate for all audiences)

Scrooge! | Mainstage Theatre

🎶 Representing the 1970s

Renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol into Scrooge!, a charming hit musical for all ages to enjoy. Scrooge! has experienced a hugely successful tour of England and a season at London’s Dominion Theatre starring the late Anthony Newley. This well-loved holiday tale of Christmases past, present, and future is sure to warm hearts this December. (Appropriate for all audiences)

August Wilson's Seven Guitars | Circle Theatre

Representing the 1940s

The sixth in the August Wilson’s decade-by-decade exploration of the Black experience in America, two of which have won Pulitzer Prizes, Seven Guitars is part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy, and part mystery. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd’s sudden and unnatural death. (Appropriate for mature audiences)

Dragons Love Tacos | Mainstage Theatre

Representing the 2010s

You know what Dragons really love? Tacos of course! A boy and his dog are watching a TV show about dragons when they unexpectedly get caught up in the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of what to serve to dragons to eat. Dragons love tacos, but if they accidentally eat spicy salsa…watch out! (Appropriate for all audiences)

Murder on the Orient Express | Mainstage Theatre

Representing the 1930s

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. (PG-13)

Ain't Misbehavin' | Circle Theatre

🎶 Representing the 1920s

Assembled under the expert eye of director/lyricist, Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and vibrancy of one of the Jazz genre’s inimitable icons as an energetic ensemble struts, strums and sings the songs that Thomas “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. (PG-13)

Finding Nemo Jr. | Mainstage Theatre

🎶 Representing the 2000s

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. (Appropriate for all audiences)

Prelude to a Kiss | Circle Theatre

Representing the 1990s

At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it’s too late. (PG-13)

La Cage Aux Folles | Mainstage Theatre

🎶 Representing the 1980s

After 20 years of partnered bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better or worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a conservative politician. Further complicating the situation is the “family business”: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer, “Zaza.” Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. (Appropriate for mature audiences)