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Current Season

 

The last production in our 2015-2016 Season, SPAMALOTis now playing on our mainstage.

To purchase 2016-2017 series subscriptions now online, just scroll down to the series and click on the series you'd like to purchase.  Please follow the instructions to select your seats for mainstage shows.


All Subscription Series are $142.50 for 7 plays (a 25% savings off the single ticket price, plus you get free parking in our lot from September 2016 through August 2017). To purchase your series subscription online, simply click on the series below (the dates for each play will show when you click the series).
Opening Night Series

Saturday Night Series

Thursday Night Captioned Series

2nd Friday Night Series

Sunday Matinee Series

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - MainStage Musical (reserved seating)
     September 9 through 25, 2016 - Book by Joseph Stein
     Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.  Music by Jerry Bock
THE LIBRARY - Circle Theatre (general seating) – Mystery 
     October 28 through November 6, 2016. By Scott Z. Burns
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Main Stage Holiday Meredith Wilson Musical 
     (reserved seating
December 9 through 23, 2016
     Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, Based on the movie of the same name.
LOVE / SICK - Circle Theatre (general seating) - Romantic Comedy  
     by John Cariana 
February 10 - 26, 2017
FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Circle Theatre (general seating) - World Premiere
    Grand Prize Winner April 21 – May 7, 2017
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO - Circle Theatre (general seating) – Musical Event
     June 2 – July 1, 2017 a CTC original based on the Shakespeare

PETER & THE STARCATCHER - MainStage (reserved seating) - Comedy with Music
     July 14 – 30, 2017 - Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. 
     Conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. 
     Written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker.


For a season that begins with a show that's all about "Tradition!" the coming year at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre is packed with shows that are new, ambitious, and anything but run-of-the-mill.

The seven selections for the 93rd season include a musical deeply rooted in Broadway tradition, two productions that blend old and new, one show that just concluded a run in 2014, a show that's 'ripped from the headlines' new, a play from a popular playwright/actor that is not yet published, and a play that probably hasn't even been written yet.

"Our audiences told us this season, by their attendance, that they prefer the more recent productions to the older, familiar ones," said George Quick, executive director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. "So while we open with a big musical that's known to all, the rest of the season breaks newer ground. We're saying to our patrons 'Trust us – you're going to love it!' and we think they'll come along."

The traditional production is the season opener – a big musical packed with beloved songs: Fiddler on the Roof. The show, set in a closely knit Russian village in 1905, tells about a father's efforts to preserve traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti- Semitism of Czarist Russia. The show premiered on Broadway in 1964 and was last performed at the CTC 17 years ago.

Two of the seven productions this season blend old with new:  The holidays sparkle with Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical, based on the 1947 film where Kris Kringle takes on the cynics and wins. Meredith Willson added music and lyrics in 1963 and called it 'Here's Love,' but it wasn't until it was revitalized in 2007 in a new production that it became a hit musical.

A Midsummer Night's Disco is Shakespeare meets Donna Summer. A reimagined tale of our own creation of misplaced love under disco lights on boogie nights.

New to the CTC and less than two years off Broadway is a play with music: Peter and the Starcatcher – the backstory of Peter Pan before Wendy and the Lost Boys – is based on a 2006 novel written by Dave Barry (yes, the newspaper humorist) and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elise. It's a play that is visually captivating with an imaginative story audiences will love.

The Library is a 'ripped from the headlines' new play. First produced on Broadway in 2014, The Library is the story of a girl who survives a deadly shooting at her high school and struggles to tell her story but is painted in a different light by the media when other stories take hold. Renowned Hollywood screenwriter Scott Z. Burns has created a bold and chilling play that makes us evaluate who is telling the truth and what really happened that day.

Love / Sick by John Cariani (who wrote Almost, Maine performed at CTC 2008-09) is so new it is not yet published. The work by actor/playwright John Cariani (who is currently playing Nigel Bottom on Broadway in Something Rotten), Love/Sick is ten vignettes about love in the style of the much-loved and oft performed Almost, Maine. Cariani describes it as the darker side of Almost, Maine, but prefers another's description: "An imperfect romance for imperfect lovers and dreamers."

Not even written yet new: A completely new work for our 2017 Festival of New Plays – our ninth biennial festival where the work of local playwrights is showcased. The 2014-15 winner, the romantic comedy Dorothy Parker Would Not Approve by Stacy Chapman, was the most popular in the history of the competition.

Series tickets for the CTC's 93rd season will be first offered to current subscribers as of May 14, then will be offered to the general public beginning June 14, 2016

2016-2017 Season
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - MainStage Musical - September 9 through 25, 2016. Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein
Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, Based on the movie of the same name.
THE LIBRARY - Circle Theatre – Mystery October 28 through November 6, 2016. By Scott Z. Burns
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Main Stage Holiday Meredith Wilson Musical December 9 through 23, 2016
LOVE / SICK - Circle Theatre - Romantic Comedy John Cariana February 10 - 26, 2017
FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS – April 21 – May 7, 2017
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO - Circle Theatre – Musical Event – June 2 – July 1, 2017 a CTC original based on the Shakespeare
PETER & THE STARCATCHER - MainStage - Comedy with Music - July 14 – 30, 2017

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker.