theater en Signal Mountain Playhouse Presents 'The King and I' Throughout July <p> For the next three weekends, <a href="">The Signal Mountain Playhouse </a>is mounting a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s <em>The King &amp; I</em>. The two leads in the musical are both opera- trained singers, which is increasingly common in musical theater.&nbsp; Seth Carico&nbsp; plays the king and Jennifer Arbogast) is Anna, the English teacher whose relationship with the King of Siam and his children is the core of the story on which the musical is based.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:22:53 +0000 Richard Winham 40126 at Shakespeare Chattanooga's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Opens 6/20 <p></p><p>Shakespeare Chattanooga has a new production opening this weekend in the Ripple Theatre on Brainerd Road. As they have in the past, Janis Hashe and her company have taken some liberties with the setting for the play. It was set in Athens, Greece by Shakespeare, but Shakespeare Chattanooga’s version of <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> is set in Athens, Georgia.</p><p>Janis Hashe, Stephanie Smith and Steve Disbrow discuss the play in this interview.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:54:18 +0000 Richard Winham 39000 at Theater for the New South Presents 'tick, tick… BOOM!' <p>From a media release:</p><p>Theater for the New South will present Jonathan Larson’s&nbsp;<em>tick, tick… BOOM! </em>May 9-10 and 15-18 in the Jim G. Lewis Studio Theater in the UTC Fine Arts Center,&nbsp;752 Vine Street, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37403. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission cost is $20. UTC Theatre Company will be teaming up with TFNS to co-sponsor this event.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:46:43 +0000 Staff 37180 at Closed Door Entertainment Performs 'Titanic' (the Musical) 4/11 & 4/12 <p><a href="">Closed Door Entertainment</a> is performing <a href="!titanic-the-musical/c14k5">the musical <em>Titanic</em>, </a>which features an ensemble cast, an elaborate set and Tony Award-winning songs.&nbsp; Although the musical premiered on Broadway in 1997, the same year as James Cameron's film, the musical is not related to the film.&nbsp; Unlike the film, the musical focuses on real, historical people who boarded the doomed ship.</p><p>This segment features excerpts from the songs and a conversation with cast members.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:47:14 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 35063 at Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' at UTC 2/14 &2/15 <p><strong>Note: Due to inclement weather, the performance for 2/13 has been canceled.</strong></p><p><em>The Vagina Monologues</em>, written by Eve Ensler, is being brought out once again for UTC's 6th consecutive production. The production documents and celebrates the unique, funny, and even sad experiences concerned with the struggles of being a woman. The production will take place February 14th and 15th. WUTC's Virginia Daniels talked with Harley Milligan, the production director, and Sara Peters, director of the <a href="">Women's Center</a> at UTC.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:33:24 +0000 Virginia Daniels 33631 at 'Roadkill Confidential' Starts 2/7: The Setting is Unconventional, The Play is Absurd <p>Beginning Friday, February 7, the <a href="">Theater for the New South</a> will present their third play of their third season. Written by West Coast-based playwright <a href="">Sheila Callaghan</a>, the play <a href="">Roadkill Confidential</a> will be presented in the Tanner-Hill Art gallery on Broad Street in Chattanooga.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:44:25 +0000 Richard Winham 33235 at CTC Performs Gender-Bending 'Odd Couple' 1/24 - 2/16 <p></p><p> Throughout the next few weeks, the <a href="">Chattanooga Theatre Centre</a> will perform two different versions of Neil Simon's classic <em>The Odd Couple</em>--both the well-known version with two male leads, and a newer rewrite featuring two female leads.&nbsp;</p><p>From a media release:</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:07:33 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 32816 at CTC Performs Gender-Bending 'Odd Couple' 1/24 - 2/16 A Summer's Tale Told in the Midst of a Cold, Cold Winter 1/25 & 1/26 <p><a href="">Shakespeare Chattanooga</a> is presenting two staged readings of Shakespeare’s comedy<em>, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, </em>which they have re-titled <em>A Midwinter Night’s Dream</em> in deference to the season. Richard Winham talked to Janis Hashe, the director, and Steve Disbrow, one of the actors, about the play and their unusual approach to the readings.&nbsp; Performances are on 1/25 and 1/26 at Grace Episcopal Church.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:58:43 +0000 Richard Winham 32815 at Free Performance of 'Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write' at UTC Nov 11 <p>From a media release:</p><p>“Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?”, a one-man show based on the life of William Faulkner will be presented on Monday, November 11, 7 p.m., in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.</p><p>Award-winning actor and writer John Maxwell has toured around the world with his very funny and deeply moving production.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:49:07 +0000 Staff 29825 at TFNS Performs 'Circle Mirror Transformation' 11/8 - 11/17 <p></p><p></p><p>WUTC's Michael Edward Miller talks to the director and cast members from the <a href="">Theater For The New South</a>, which is performing <a href="">Circle Mirror Transformation</a>, a play about five people participating in a drama class who wind up revealing personal information and secrets while playing acting games.&nbsp; The play opens 11/8 at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:14:07 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 29655 at TFNS Performs 'Circle Mirror Transformation' 11/8 - 11/17 'Spring Awakening' Musical Revives Banned German Play <p></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Closed Door Entertainment</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will perform </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring Awakening</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at Chattanooga's Memorial Auditorium's </span>RKW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Theater on July </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Intended for mature audiences only, this rock musical is based on a controversial German play from 1891. &nbsp;Director J.C. Smith and actor Damon Gillespie join </span>WUTC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for this interview.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:41:35 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 24301 at 'Spring Awakening' Musical Revives Banned German Play ‘Into The Woods’ Cast Members Join WUTC For A Preview <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">Closed Door Entertainment</a> is performing the fractured fairy-tale musical <a href="!current-production/cb3i">Into The Woods</a> on May </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">31</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, June </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and June </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2</span><sup>nd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the Memorial Auditorium’s Community Theatre in Chattanooga.&nbsp; Cast members sing and talk about the show in this segment.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:47:43 +0000 Staff 22465 at ‘Into The Woods’ Cast Members Join WUTC For A Preview A Conversation With Playwright Katori Hall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Memphis native </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Katori Hall&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is an actress, writer and playwright. &nbsp;She's won numerous awards, and her play&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mountaintop</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ran on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. &nbsp;</span>Katori<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hall is in Chattanooga for the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Celebration of Southern Literature</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which takes place April </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;In this interview, Hall discusses how </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mountaintop </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">humanizes Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., how she joined the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fellowship of Southern Writers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and what she'll be doing at the Celebration.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:42:11 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 20711 at ‘The Sound Of Music’ At Tivoli March 21 – 23 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Georgia-based theater company <a href="">Closed Door Entertainment</a> is performing <a href="">The Sound of Music</a> at the Tivoli in Chattanooga, Tennessee.&nbsp; In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks to cast members Grace Kling and Greg Glover about the timeless appeal of this classic musical.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:01:49 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 19469 at Hinck's ‘Cyclopaedia’ Debuts Feb 21st <p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:25:44 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 18343 at Hinck's ‘Cyclopaedia’ Debuts Feb 21st