Special Events


BASHsmallA good time was had by all Saturday, May 10 at our first annual Backstage Bash - A Party in Stages. Thanks to presenting sponsor, First Tennessee and an ongoing support grant from the SunTrust Foundation as well as sponsors including JoAnn Yates, Blush Magazine, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennesee Community Trust, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, WRCB Channel 3, Beeler Impression, Chattanooga Bakery, Memorial Healthcare, Sound Force, Summitt Pianos, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Owen & Amelia Allen, Frank Alford, Linda & Hap Harwell, Kathleen & Peter Hunt, Nancy Jolley, Harold & Maxine Robertson, and UTC.

Kudos to our Backstage Bash Committee, Sonia Young (honorary chair), Kathleen Hunt and Scott Shaw (executive chairs), Linda Harwell and Kim Jackson (operational chairs), Allan Ledford (entertainment producer), June McBride and Owen Allen (volunteer co-chairs), Sylvia Wygoda (advertising and auction) and CTC Staff.

Cheers for our fabulous entertainers and producers for each of the venues: Neshawn Calloway, Jeff Hill, Monday Nite Big Band, Jerry Bowman, Jessica Laliberte Bowman, Amanda Cagle, Jack Gaillard, April Hughes, Scott Fillers, Joseph Holmes, Megan Holmes, Paul Hughes, Michael Huseman, Jim Palmour, Andy Pyburn and Marcia Smith. Thanks to dancers Brad and Jerri Dolan, Holli Hutson, Jake Waters, Mariah Rinkel and Tinamari Coleman. Big thanks to Greg Glover and Cindy Sexton our emcees and Michael Smelcher our auctioneer extraordinaire. Special thanks to Ken Ledford, Thomas Alford, Kathy Allison, Lori Cleghon and all of our amazing volunteers. Thanks to our auction donors Andreas Montgomery, Barbara Oxenhandler, Tennessee River Gorge Trust, Hair A Go Go, Massage Envy, Healthy Glow Studio, Alice Blue and Hanover Blue, Kim Hobson, Tracy Jarvis and the Walden Club, Elizabeth Adams Photography, Jen Prpich and the Sheraton Read House, Warren Barnett, Michael Smelcher, Natural Body Day Spa and Mia Cucina.

We're pleased to let you know that this first time event brought in a total of close to $60,000 and we could never have done it without all this great help. Please join us in thanking everyone who had anything to do with making this event happen. We're already looking forward to next year's Bash on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  SAVE THE DATE NOW.

Scroll down to see some hotos from the BackStage Bash check out facebook page too.  There are also photos in the Chattanooga Times Free Press Living and Giving section from Sunday, June 1 as well as photos on photographer Kevin Owens website.

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is supported in part by Artsbuild, the Tennessee Arts Commission (some of which comes through the National Endowment for the Arts).

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If you'd like to rent our facility for a special event of your own, check out the rental page on this website.

Backstage Bash

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped before, during and after the event to make it a success:  Frank Alford, Thomas Alford, Owen Allen, Coylee Bryan, Barbara Bye & Norm Oien, Debbie Cate, Karen Claypool, Brett Cooper, Mike Cooper, Barbara, Steve & Anna Derthick, Ruth Farrimond, Marj Fleming, Wendy & Kaylen Garrett, Kendra Gross, Patti & Ken Gross, Stacy Helton, Karen Henderson, Becki Jordan, Gail Lindsey, Chuck McBride, Pam Miller, Linda Morris, Donna Pyers, Sue Russell, Sonia Seijo, Scott Shaw, Kaihan Strain, Roz & Stan Vogel

Here are a few photos taken by Amy Meller (thank you Amy)
during our Backstage Bash on Saturday, May 10.  More photos are coming
and if you have photos you'd like to post (especially those taken in the 
Costume Shop Photo Op) send them via email to George Quick
or post them on our facebook page and we'll be happy to share

Here's a link to photos taken by Kevin Owens during the Backstage Bash.  Thanks Kevin!


VIP Guests arrive
at the BackStage
Bash - a Party
In Stages on
May 10, 2014

Honorary Chair of the event, 
Sonia Young, "the purple
lady" with CTC Patron
Services Director, 
Wayne Schock.


Kendra (Fantine in
Les Miz), Ken (CTC
Business Manager) and
Patti Gross (CTC Box
Office Volunteer)

Tinamari Coleman
Mariah Rinkle
in the 
Techno Disco
(CTC Scene Shop)

in the
Cotton Club
Main Lobby)

MIke Huseman
tickles the
ivories in the
88 Keys Piano
(CTC Green


Jim Palmour
in the 
Unplugged &


On the Street
Where You 
(CTC Circle