Chattanooga Theatre Centre
SLEEPING BEAUTYMay 9 through May 25, 2014
Adapted by Scott Dunlap
A princess is born and all of the kingdom is to celebrate! Everyone is invited, but a simple error in the guest list turns everything upside-down. A fun and fantastic staging of the much-loved fairytale complete with an unlucky but beautiful princess who slumbers in a spellbound castle, a fearful but handsome prince who must overcome harrowing obstacles, and a very unhappy fairy with a vendetta. Rest assured, all will arrive at their proper endings and will live happily ever after.
Suitable for Grades K through 5.
When last performed at CTC in 2007, Scott Dunlap, then Production Co-ordinator, penned the Youth Theatre script. Now Youth Theatre Director, Dunlap will be re-working his own script for a new production.
Sleeping Beauty was performed by the Youth Theatre in the 1961-62, 1975-76, 1978-79 and 2007-2008 seasons.
GO, DOG. GO!February 21 through March 2, 2014
By Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
This play, adapted from P.D. Eastman's classic children's book, renowned for it's ability to generate fun, learning, adventure and surprise with a minimum of words - comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with wondrous gusto and loopy anarchy, creating a visual feast for the audience, honoring the joyous simplicity of the world around us. This world of doggy fun features red dogs, blue dogs, big dogs, little dogs - all kinds of wonderful dogs - riding bicycles, scooters and roller skates and driving all sorts of vehicles on their way to a big dog party held on top of a tree! Guaranteed to have you howling with laughter!
Suitable for grades Pre-K through 2.
The original Go, Dog. Go! was written more than 50 years ago and edited by Dr. Seuss himself.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has stated that it is her favorite, orone of her favorite books of all time.
The Youth Theatre performed Go, Dog. Go! in 2009.
RAGGEDY ANN & ANDYNovember 8 through November 17, 2013
By Patrick Thackray. Based on the Dobbs-Merrill book
Photos of the show on our facebook page
America's most gentle, loving rag doll springs to life in this imaginative production. A fancy new French doll, Babette, has just arrived in the playroom; however, she is quickly whisked away by Prince Leonard-the-Looney-Hearted. Raggedy Ann knows what she must do! She and brother Andy embark into the "deep, deep woods" to fetch Babette back home. Along the way they meet the Camel with the Wrinkled knees and encounter the Greedy, a gluttonous candy monster! This free-wheeling romp combines an action-packed plot and lively audience participation.
Suitable for Grades K through 3.
Check out Raggedy Ann & Andy with director Lizzie Chazen on 3PlusYou
Raggedy Ann, who turns 95 this year, was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2002. Andy followed in 2007.
Patricia Thackray co-authored the animated feature-length 1977 film.
Raggedy Ann & Andy was presented in our 1993-94 and 2001-02 seasons.
WILEY & THE HAIRY MANBy Susan Zeder
September 20 through October 6, 2013
Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, created through rhythm and rhyme by a mysterious chorus, this delightful spine-tingling tale follows a young boy named Wiley, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. The magic of this play is not fairy dust - it is soil: the magic of the earth and mud of the swamp...the magic of survival. At last, in an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.
Suitable for grades 4 through 8.
This play premiered at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and was toured nationally by the Everyman Players.
Wiley and the Hairy Man was performed at the CTC during the 1986-87 and 1998-99 (pictured here) seasons.