Current Productions

2017–2018 Season

Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Adapted by David Hansen

January 26 – February 11, 2018

Set in 1917, Captain Arthur Hastings is back from the war and convalesces at Styles Court. But when the lady of the house suspiciously dies, the tranquil manor turns treacherous. The cause is murder and the killer could be anyone. Enter the infamous Hercule Poirot, Belgian refugee and detective extraordinaire, who applies his famous brain to the seemingly unsolvable mystery.

 

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A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters

Starring award-winning actress Mimi Kennedy & CSO Music Director Emeritus Bob Bernhardt

One show only!

February 10, 2018

A special presentation to benefit the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, we’re pleased to present an evening of sweets, live music, and unforgettable theatre! LOVE LETTERS, a two-person romantic comedy starring award-winning actress Mimi Kennedy and CSO Music Director Emeritus Bob Bernhardt, is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.  Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, have exchanged notes, cards, and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains:  have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? For the full run-down of this spectacular event, click here: http://bit.ly/2CZQjxV

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The House at Pooh Corner (Youth Theatre)

Adapted by Bettye Knapp, Based on the book by A. A. Milne

February 16 – 25, 2018

Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest. For there is a dark, mysterious threat that Christopher Robin is to sent away to boarding school. But, as the situation becomes clearer, he isn’t quite so sure that running away is the answer.

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The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

March 9 – 25, 2018

The “memory play” that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. It involves a lost writer, his mother, lost in memories of her Southern-belle past, his painfully shy sister, and the effect a visit from a “gentleman caller” has on all their lives. Williams’ most personal work for the stage continues to captivate audiences around the world.

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The Tamburitzans Live!

Elaborate costumes, versatile musicians and a carousel of style and color.

One show only!

March 11 at 2:30PM

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is thrilled to welcome – for one performance only – the legendary Taburitzans! Featuring 30+ singers, musicians, and dancers, The Tamburitzans are the longest-running live stage show of its kind in the United States. Named after the stringed folk instrument, the tambura or tamburitza, the company is made up of all dedicated, full-time students who have expanded their repertoire throughout the past seven decades to include a wide variety of folk dance and music representing Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures.

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A Year with Frog & Toad (Youth Theatre)

Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale, Music by Robert Reale, based on the book by Arnold Lobel

March 23 – 31, 2018

Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plan gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons through four fun-filled seasons. This exuberant story celebrates the differences of this amphibian odd couple in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring.

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A Room with a View

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

April 27 – May 13, 2018

Lucy Honeychurch is on her first trip to Italy with her cousin Charlotte…when love strikes. Charlotte meets the intellectually challenging but socially unacceptable George Emerson, but Charlotte crushes the affair. Back in England she 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?

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The Amish Project

A Play by Jessica Dickey. Featuring 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, Pennsylvania and opened fire, killing five girls and himself. Then, 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. 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

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

July 13 – 29, 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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