The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will open their 95th season with Disney’s “Newsies” in September.
Officials announced the full schedule of 11 shows for the 2018–19 season this week.
The selected shows are “musical crowd pleasers, stirring dramas, cutting-edge works and charming youth productions.”
Early bird season subscribers can receive a 30 percent discount through Feb. 11. The offer is only available through the box office (call 423-267-8534).
“Newsies” won two Tony Awards in 2012 for Best Score and Best Choreography.
Watch a medley performance from the 2012 Tony Awards below.
During the holidays, CTC will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The stage performance is an adaptation of the classic animated TV special in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.
The company will also offer “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” in December.
The musical is set on Christmas Eve 1864 on the frigid banks of the Potomac River. Union and Confederate soldiers, slaves and civilians—along with Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln—set aside their differences for the holiday. The show features marches and spirituals, and serves as a “lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.”
Watch a medley from a Houston Theatre production of “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” below.
The hilarious and raunchy “Avenue Q” is scheduled for May 2019. The “laugh-out-loud musical” tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. The performance features puppets and puppeteers.
Watch a performance of “Everybody’s a Little Racist” below.
The season will end with one of the most popular musicals of all time: “Little Shop of Horrors.” The show is one of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals.
Watch a performance of “Skid Row” from a 2015 performance that features Ellen Greene as Audrey.