Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The WordPlayers: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

The WordPlayers & The Arts at Pellissippi Present: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Dec. 14 @ 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15 @ 2:30 p.m. & Dec. 16 @ 2:30 p.m.

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

At Clayton Performing Arts Center, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, TN 37933

Tickets: Adults: $15, Students (13+): $12, Child (12 & under): $8, Groups of 10 or more: $2 off each ticket price. Tickets available online at www.wordplayers.org and at the door. Seating is reserved. Call 865-539-2490 for more information.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Clayton Foundation, will present 16 live performances of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever,”
based on the classic novel by Barbara Robinson. In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids: probably the most inventively awful kids in history! You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling book and has become a holiday staple for theatre audiences everywhere, featuring lots of laughs for audiences of all ages.

The live stage musical will be performed:
Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1PM & 5 PM, Sundays at 3 PM

The play is performed by 22 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 16. Derrick Washington, Jr., a senior at STEM Academy will direct the
production. STEM Academy student Quintin Rhodes will serve as the Stage Manager.

TICKETS are $12 per Adult, $10 per child. Reservations are strongly recommended. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. To obtain a group rate, reservations must be placed by telephone. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy. Music by John Tanner.CBT Mainstage

There’s a reason we perform this tale every year. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the story still proves to be the spirit of the season. Relive Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future, and his journey of redemption. A yearly tradition to treasure with family and friends.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

Category: Music and Theatre

Knoxville's Favorite Christmas Tradition! An original folk-rock Christmas musical by Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep) and Chris Cragin-Day.

This new musical dares to take the classic story at its word. There really is a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There's a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator, whose menacing shadow hangs over everything.

And obviously, it’s a comedy. Seriously. It is.

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby surprises both virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing audiences alike bringing a new sense of wonder and imagination to the age-old story. For more info, visit www.unusualtale.com.

Note to Parents: The musical is fun for the whole family! We recommend the show to children ages 7 and up. We are parents ourselves and would rate the show PG: for mild language. Translation: there are 2-3 mildly "adult" words in the show.

Performances are Nov 21-25 and Dec 12-23. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unusual-tale-of-mary-josephs-baby-2018-tickets-51652553177

Performed at The Swift Building, 119 W. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. River & Rail Theatre Company information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

  • November 15, 2018 — December 22, 2018

Category: Comedy, Music and Theatre

November 16 through December 22, Wed through Sat at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
One pay-what-you-can preview on November 15 at 7:30 pm.

By Betsy Kelso and David Nehls

They’re baaack! It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical! You don’t have to have seen our 2017 summer production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical to enjoy this sequel, but if you did, you know it’s a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time...but with tinsel and Keg Nog! Definitely for mature audiences. *The show has some mature language & may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion advised.

TICKET PRICES: Wed, Thu, & Sun $22 ($16 for students); Fri & Sat $24 ($16 for students)
Get your tickets now! https://www.ticketpeak.com/res/FlyingAnvil or you can call our box office at 865-357-1309.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: www.flyinganviltheatre.com