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Hear America Singing as CTC Stages “Working” August 20-September 5

Among the lessons we’ve learned in the past year is how much we depend on essential workers. The schoolteacher. The waitress. The elder care worker. The trucker. That newfound appreciation for those whose jobs are often taken for granted makes the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s next production especially timely. The CTC will present WORKING: A MUSICAL, […]

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TheatreQuest Original Play Festival Features 4 Works by Teens

  TheatreQuest, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s teen interest group, will stage an Original Play Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 6-7. Four imaginative plays by TheatreQuest members Lee Larson (COFFEE FOR MILES), Thatcher Schulmeister (TED’S TRIAL), Sydney Terfloth (MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB), and Emma Tuttle (A HOLE & ITS SHADOW) will be featured. Each […]

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Shellyta Chatman Leaps into Teaching Improv at CTC’s Summer Academy

“Leap and the net shall appear” is the motto that guides local artist and improvisor Shellyta Chatman, which makes her the perfect person to teach improv classes for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Summer Academy. She has lived by this motto since she first heard it uttered by her teacher and mentor, Hope Alexander, during a […]

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CTC Stages Explosive “The Miss Firecracker Contest” July 9-25

Beth Henley’s THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, coming to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre stage July 9 and running through July 25, may appear on its surface to be a comic explosion of red, glitter, and blue, but audiences will also enjoy this rich story of beauty, empowerment, and homegrown Southern values. From the playwright who brought […]

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CTC’s Riverfront Series Presents Evening of Reggae with Natti Love Joys on June 17

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Concerts on the Lawn Series continues on Thursday, June 17, with a reggae-packed performance by the Natti Love Joys on the CTC’s riverfront lawn. The Natti Love Joys play the classic reggae of Bob Marley and others and R&B hits played in reggae style, mixed in with their own original music. […]

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CTC’s Northshore Karass Series Continues June 15 with the Counterpoint Trio

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s new Northshore Karass Performing Arts Series continues with a performance by the Counterpoint Trio on Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the CTC’s intimate Circle Theatre. The trio is comprised of Gordon Inman on clarinet, J.P. Brian-Slack on violin, and Tim Henson-Hinck on piano. The program includes Serenade for Three, […]

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CTC’s Riverfront Concert Series Presents the New Dismembered Tennesseans on June 10

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Concerts on the Lawn Series continues on Thursday, June 10, with a performance by one of the most beloved bands in the region, the New Dismembered Tennesseans, on the CTC’s riverfront lawn. The Dismembered Tennesseans’ rousing blend of bluegrass has been going strong since 1945, when the band was formed by […]

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CTC Kicks Off Summer Riverfront Concerts with Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers on June 3

Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers will kick off the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s summer Concerts on the Lawn series on Thursday, June 3, on the CTC’s riverfront lawn. The series will continue in the month of June with a performance on Thursday, June 10, by regional bluegrass favorite the New Dismembered Tennesseans and on Thursday, […]

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Northshore Karass Series Continues May 25 with Big Fig Concert

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s new Northshore Karass Performing Arts Series continues with a performance by the acclaimed Figment Chamber Ensemble, affably known as the Big Fig, on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the CTC’s riverfront lobby. The Figment Chamber Ensemble, founded by Chattanooga musician Ben Van Winkle, is distinguished by its unique instrumentation. […]

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The Laugh Track: Chris Williamson’s Journey to Teaching the Arts

Chris Williamson in LOBBY HERO If you were to imagine someone with the perfect skills to teach stand-up comedy at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Summer Academy, perhaps that person would have experience as both a teacher and a stand-up comic. Hard as that person might be to come by, the CTC found him in Chris […]

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