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“Every Christmas Story Ever Told” Takes a Madcap Romp through the Holidays Dec. 2-18

  Get out your ugly Christmas sweaters because the Chattanooga Theatre Centre has something totally irreverent for under your tree. What begins as another annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (for the umpteenth time) soon devolves into a wacky look at all our beloved holiday classics in the mashup comedy EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD […]

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With Hilarity & Heart, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Comes to CTC Stage Dec. 9-18

The most inventively awful kids in history crash the church Christmas pageant, resulting in mayhem—and ultimately a revelation of the meaning of the season—in the hilarious classic THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, coming to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre stage December 9-18. In this buoyant adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic, the Herdmans are […]

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Theatre Centre Appoints 4 to Executive Committee

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre has appointed new officers of its board of directors who bring broad expertise and diverse perspectives to the leadership of the non-profit organization’s governing board. Hamilton County educator and community leader LaFrederick Thirkill has been named president of the board of directors. Also appointed to the board’s executive committee are Angie […]

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“August: Osage County” Is an Explosion of Family Dysfunction Oct. 28-Nov. 13

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the dysfunctional Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a story that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side […]

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Insights from the Director of “August: Osage County”

We’re thrilled to have talented theatre artist Suzanne Smartt directing our production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, appearing on our stage October 28 through November 13. Her insights into this brilliant, award-winning play are almost as fascinating as the show itself. Before it even hit the Broadway stage, August: Osage County won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for […]

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The Hills Are Alive with “The Sound of Music” Sept. 30 through Oct. 16

The musical that sings the praises of “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” surely ranks among “My Favorite Things” for many of us, which is why the Chattanooga Theatre Centre is thrilled to open its 2022-2023 season with perhaps the world’s most beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. The show kicks off the CTC’s […]

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CTC Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers of 2021-2022 Season

Volunteers contributing to nine exciting shows that made it to the stage as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre rebounded from the pandemic with the 2021-2022 season won honors at the Centre Stage Awards on Saturday, September 3. The annual awards salute the valued volunteers on stage and off who have contributed their time and talent to […]

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Mixing Music, Magic & Life: Michael Dexter Brings “Giant Steps” to CTC for Its World Premiere

Inspired by his love of fairytales and music, combined with his own life experiences, led composer and lyricist Michael Dexter to write the music and lyrics for what became GIANT STEPS: AN URBEAN MUSICAL, which will make its world premiere at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on July 22.  Blending music ranging from gospel to calypso, […]

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“Giant Steps: An UrBean Musical” Makes Its World Premiere July 22-August 7

The classic fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk gets a contemporary interpretation in the inner city of a major American metropolis as a brand new work, GIANT STEPS: AN UrBEAN MUSICAL, makes its world premiere on the Chattanooga Theatre Centre stage July 22 through August 7. With music ranging from gospel to calypso, GIANT STEPS features […]

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“Sound of Music,” “Pride & Prejudice” & “The Color Purple” Highlight 2022-2023 Season

Two Pulitzer Prize winners, three show-stopping musicals, a comedy inspired by a beloved British novelist (hold on to your bonnets), something fun for Christmas, something irreverent for Christmas, and three tales for young people are among the highlights of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s 2022-2023 season. From Jane Austen to Rodgers & Hammerstein, from David Sedaris […]

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