See the Signal Mtn. Playhouse production of The King and I ! This production is one of the best ever! Signal Mtn. native Seth Carico, an opera singer who now lives in Berlin, is the King, his wife Aida DeLa Cruz is Lady Thiang, and Jennifer Arbogast, vocal professor at Chattanooga State, is Anna. The show’s director is Allan Ledford, and Sandy Morris conducts the 25-piece orchestra. Remaining performances are July 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 with curtain at 8:00 pm each night.
Tickets will be sold only at the Amphitheater each night starting at 6:00 pm, at $15.00 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Camp chairs may be set up only from 6:00 pm on. Picnic dinners may be held on site with no alcoholic beverages allowed. (Note: People have been arriving before 5:30 to get in line for a good seat!)
It is outdoor theater, so dress casually with insect repellent and flashlights recommended as well as umbrellas if the weather is threatening. The play will continue during a short rain shower as long as there is no lightning.
CMC members participating in this wonderful production are Tim Hinck, Orchestra Conductor; Ronda Ford, flute; and Greg Glover, Inspector Javert. This is a “must-see!”
Les Miserables is an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation seething with revolution. George Quick directs the production, the final show of the 90th anniversary season of the CTC. Tim Hinck is music director.
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Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg wrote the book; Schoenberg created the music; and Herbert Kretzmerwrote the lyrics of the production, which is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Les Miserables tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean (played by Michael Dexter, a newcomer to the CTC stage), imprisoned 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean becomes a force for good in the world but cannot escape his dark past as he tries to save himself and those around him. Greg Glover is the relentless Inspector Javert, who is tireless in his pursuit of Valjean. Kendra Gross is Fantine, a poor worker who turns to prostitution to support her illegitimate daughter, Cosette (a role shared by Brooke Raughton and Colette Smith, who also share the role of young Eponine). Kaylor Bennett (another CTC newcomer) is the adult Cosette.Lauren Johnson plays the adult Éponine. M. and Mme. Thenardier (Rodney Van Valkenburg and Beth Gumnick) are thieves who run an inn and are paid to care for little Cosette. Gavroche, the street-wise street urchin, is played by Benjamin Brown (who starred as Randy in this season's holiday production of A Christmas Story, The Musical). Thomas West (founder of Let Beauty Awaken who will study at Julliard this fall) on stage at the CTC for the first time, plays Marius, a student revolutionary who falls in love with Cosette.
Les Miserables is the winner of over 100 international awards and has become a global success on stage and screen. Timeless favorites from the musical score include On My Own, I Dreamed a Dream, Do You Hear the People Sing and Bring Him Home. Les Miserables, the world's longest running musical, returned to Broadway in March 2014.
Due to anticipated high demand, Saturday matinees have been added to the production schedule. Performances are as follows:
Thursday, July 17 7:00 Featuring real-time captioning
Friday, July 18 8:00 Ghost Light (Talk Back) Session after the performance
Saturday, July 19 2:30
Saturday, July 19 8:00
Sunday, July 20 2:30
Thursday, July 24 7:00
Friday, July 25 8:00 Brewer Media Sponsors Girls' Night Out
Saturday, July 26 2:30
Saturday, July 26 8:00
Sunday July 27 2:30
Tickets are $25. $12.50 side section seating available for Thursday and Sunday performances. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office (423) 267-8534 or online.
MAY 18, 2014
The Chattanooga Music Club presented former scholarship winners in concert on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m., in the Community Theatre of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.
Participants in the concert were (from left to right in above right picture) 2012 winner Kelsey Stansell Huffman, piano; 2001 winner Lauren Sherrell, piano; 2010 winner Adrienne Benson, vocal; 2008 winner Sam Sencabaugh, flute;
2008 winner Gordon Inman, clarinet. Evelyn Gibbs, scholarship winner in 1949, was also present for the concert.
The piano participants and piano accompanists performed on the Baldwin Concert Grand Piano presented to the Community Theatre inside Memorial Auditorium by the CMC for use on the stage of the Theatre by all performing groups.
The piano was made at the factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was chosen by their artist department to be used by their touring pianists. Notables like Georg Bolet, Andre Watts, and Lee Luvisi have played it.
Justin Smith, oboe, $3,000 Chattanooga Music Club Scholarship
Janelle Wigal, French horn, $2,500 Drs. Hilda & Andres Alisago Scholarship
Drew Craig, Tenor, $2,000 Opal Rhea Swaity Scholarship
Joey Shultz, piano, $1,500 Dorothy Cobb Martin Scholarship
Christine Lau, violin, $1,000 Fletcher Bright Strings Scholarship
Austin Ngo, piano, $1,000 Fry Merit Scholarship
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S PURSE FUNDRAISER
The Chattanooga Music Club presented its fourth annual St. Patrick's Purse fundraiser at Stratton Hall, 3146 S. Broad St., on Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m.
This annual fundraising event helps the CMC provide $12,000 in music scholarships for local high school seniors and the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Austin Pipe organ installed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
This years fundraiser featured the local talents of the CSO Youth Orchestra and a Celtic group from Dalton, the Ceilidh Band, who performed the main set.
James Mahon from WDEF-Channel 12 acted as emcee.
A sit down dinner catered by Louella Landreth, assisted by Bruce Clark, as well as a silent auction of donated items from local merchants was also featured.