Monessa Guilfoil

Weekend Announcer

Monessa Guilfoil is an alumnus of UTC, having obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Theatre and Speech and a minor in Art History. She hosted the Weekend Sunrise shows at WUTC and was a producer on Around and About Chattanooga until 2013. 



Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

UTC Theatre Department's 'Antigone' set in the Machine Age

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Theatre Department opens Greek Tragedy 'Antigone' on Tuesday, October 1st for a one week run.   Directing Professor Mac Smotherman used the imagery of "dragon's teeth" to stage Sophocles' 2500 year old Theban play in the 1915  Machine Age.


Sun September 23, 2012
Best New Read

Moore's Latest Book Shows St. Elmo's History In Pictures

Arcadia Publishing has published a third book by author/historian Gay Morgan Moore.  Chattanooga's St. Elmo contains 127 pages of historical photographs and text about Chattanooga's suburb at the foot of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. 

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Sun September 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Christian Collier Screens film 'Press, Pause, Play' at Hunter Museum

The documentary Press, Pause, Play will be screened at the Hunter Museum on September 20th, 2012.   A panel discussion will follow with film organizer Christian Collier, artist Isaac Duncan and Professor Phillip Lewis.

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Sun September 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

ETC's 'Macbeth' is Bewitched

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga opens 'Macbeth' on September 14th.  This theatre-in-the-round production runs in the black box space at St. Andrew's Center.

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Sun September 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Shock Theatre Revives Horror Film Hosting in Chattanooga

Jack Gray has donned a tuxedo and dark eye shadow to bring the character Dr. Shock back from the grave.   He has revived Tommy Reynold's character from the 1960's and 70's late night television show in Chattanooga.

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Sun August 26, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Theatre Centre opens 89th Season

CTC opens 2012-13 Season with 'Cabaret' on the Main Stage.    Season Subscriptions will be available through September 7th, 2012.  


Sun August 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Theater for the New South Revives Ancient Greek 'Medea'

Lizzie Chazen as Medea

With a cast of nine, Director Blake Harris has set this production of Euripides's ‘Medea’ in the 1930′s during the Dust Bowl on a military base in America.

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Sun August 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

'Reel Old School' Doc Screening August 13th

Mise en Scenesters has teamed up with the Chattanooga Film Society to screen Reel Old School, a documentary that features Steve Albini and other producers discussing how digital recording and the Internet have changed the recording industry.  Two Chattanooga college students created it.  The screening is August 13th at the downtown YMCA. 

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Sun August 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

Former SNL Writer Hannibal Buress Coming To Vaudeville Cafe August 30th

Hannibal Buress has written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and performed stand-up comedy around the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  On August 30th, he'll headline the Vaudeville Cafe.   Buress’s style of comedy is steeped in commentary on everyday life.


Sun July 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

Revolution Works Creates Wildly Original Stage, Film Productions

Brent and Elizabeth Haley of Revolution Works have written and and produced an adult-themed but family friendly play called 'Mystic Town'.  This play features Bigfoot, an alien and the Loch Ness Monster meeting up in the world of humans.

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Sun July 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Sensei Green's Student Katie Whipple is Third to Make History

Two weeks ago, Katie Whipple won the Silver Medal in the non-handicap beginner women’s division at the Karate National Championships.  Whipple is a 33 year old woman from Dunlap, Tennessee who is legally blind.

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Sun July 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

'Anything Goes' at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

This musical by Cole Porter opens on CTC's Main Stage on July 13th and runs through July 29th, 2012.

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Sun June 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Theatre Centre produces 'Hair', the American Rock Musical in 2012

'Hair' opens on CTC's Circle stage on June 15th for a month of Friday and Saturday night performances.    This one-of-a-kind, American tribal rock musical debuted in 1967 at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and opened on Broadway the following year.   Forty five years later, Scott Dunlap directs the first production of 'Hair' ever staged  by the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

Listen to the interview with Director Scott Dunlap and Musical Director Andrew Chauncey about this production:

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Sun June 3, 2012

New Rock Musical 'Drift' at Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga

ETC opened 'Drift' this weekend at the St. Andrew's Center.  Director Garry Posey describes it as a "new edge rock musical."  This play about divorce is rock-driven rather than orchestra driven.  In that sense, it's different from most Broadway-style musicals.  It incorporates video elements as well as live performances.  'Drift' runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 17, 2012.  For more information, click here.

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Sun May 27, 2012