♦ Greeneville Theatre Guild recently released the cast list for the upcoming production The Farndale A.H.E.T.G.D.S. Christmas Carol and they should be in the early stages of their rehearsal process with director, Faith Rader. All signs point to this being a fun-filled show so we certainly recommend getting some of your best friends together and planning an evening or afternoon of laughter and relaxation to get yourselves geared up for the holiday season. Tickets have not gone on sale just yet via the website, but as soon as we have word that they are available, we will pass that information along to you.
♦ Johnson City Community Theatre is waiting with antici……………..pation (yeah…we know…but it was just too easy) to present the 2017 edition of The Rocky Horror Show to eager audiences. Some important information about the performance can be found here and we recommend checking that out if you are thinking about purchasing tickets and haven’t experienced Rocky LIVE before. Tickets are on sale and they are moving quickly! Also, JCCT will be holding auditions for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book on October 1 & 2. The Jungle Book is a literary classic that will please audiences of all ages and will be under the direction of Jonathan Marin.
♦ Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will be wrapping up their run of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this weekend. We have completely lost track of the number of performances they have added due to high demand for tickets! We were fortunate enough to snag tickets for this past weekend, you can see our review of that performance here. We imagine that rehearsals are in full swing for Young Frankenstein set to open in late October and we are very anxious to see how Mel Brooks will look on the JRT stage. Auditions were recently held for the 1940s USO Christmas Show which will be on stage beginning December 7th and promises to be a heartwarming and patriotic good time. We are looking forward to seeing the cast list for this wonderful production!
♦ Kingsport Theatre Guild will be holding a second night of auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace directed by AJ Rose, tonight in the Renaissance Center Art Gallery. These auditions come right on the heels of the closing of Things My Mother Taught Me which received outstanding comments all over social media and also in the midst of rehearsals for Nanyehi – the Story of Nancy Ward and a week before auditions commence for A Christmas Story. Nanyehi was presented to sellout crowds for nearly every performance 3 years ago during the production’s Tennessee premiere. KTG anticipates similar ticket sales for the return, so it is advisable to contact the box office early to make your reservations.
♦ Theatre Bristol is currently wrangling a slew of orphans and their precious pup while gearing up for Annie which opens November 17th. They are also preparing to embrace all the sass that is Junie B. Jones: First Grader as auditions for Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells will take place on October 8, 9, 15, & 16 with potential callbacks on October 17. Pop on over to the TB Audition Page for more details.
So much to do…and so little time in which to do it!
Don’t let these opportunities pass you by. Plan ahead…purchase those tickets while they’re available! Make a day of it! What better way to spend some quality time with those you hold dear than to enjoy some live theatre and follow it up with a lovely meal at a local restaurant where you can relive the spectacular performance you just witnessed? There is no better time than NOW to start making memories!