Knoxville Arts & Entertainment Fall 2013 Guide: Theater, Dance, and Comedy

Theater

BROADWAY AT THE TENNESSEE

Tennessee Theatre

604 S. Gay St.

tennesseetheatre.com

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Tennessee Theatre • Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 1 • 7 p.m. • $37-$77

Elf: The Musical

Tennessee Theatre • Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. • $37-$77

Memphis

Tennessee Theatre • Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. • $37-$77

CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF KNOXVILLE

800 Tyson St.

(865) 599-5284

childrenstheatreknoxville.com

Disney's Mulan

Sept. 20-Oct. 5 • $12

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery.

Oct. 25-Nov. 9 • $12

Little Women

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Dec. 6-15 • $12

CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE

1714 Andy Holt Ave.

(865) 974-5161

clarencebrowntheatre.com

Noises Off

Michael Frayn's 1982 play within a play.

Clarence Brown Theatre • Through Sept. 22 • $15-$40

Our Country's Good

A dramatization of Thomas Keneally's novel The Playmaker, about a British official who stages a comedy in an 18th-century Australian penal colony.

Carousel Theatre • Oct. 3-20 • $15-$40

CTRL+ALT+DELETE

A sharp satire on commercialism, greed, and corporate ambition.

Clarence Brown Lab Theatre • Oct. 24-Nov. 10 • $15

A Christmas Carol

CBT's holiday favorite.

Clarence Brown Theatre • Nov. 27-Dec. 22 • $15-$40

FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY PLAYERS

(865) 712-6428

foothillscommunityplayers.com

Blithe Spirit

Noël Coward's spooky comedy of manners.

Clayton Center for the Arts (Maryville) • Oct. 31-Nov. 3

OAK RIDGE PLAYHOUSE

27. E. Tennessee Ave. (Oak Ridge)

(865) 482-9999

orplayhouse.com

Private Lives

Noël Coward's comedy about marriage, divorce, and the aftermath.

Through Sept. 22 • $18-$22

Annie

The family classic.

Nov. 22-Dec. 8

THEATRE KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN

319 N. Gay St.

(865) 544-1999

theatreknoxville.com

The Outgoing Tide

The 2010 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award-winning drama about a man with Alzheimer's disease trying to protect his family's future.

Through Sept. 22 • $10-$15

Deathtrap

Ira Levin's ingenious thriller.

Oct. 18-Nov. 3 • $10-$15

Greetings!

A comedy about a young man who brings his Jewish atheist fiancée home for Christmas to meet his Catholic parents.

Nov. 29-Dec. 15. • $10-$15

WORDPLAYERS

1540 Robinson Road

(865) 539-2490

wordplayers.org

Doubt: A Parable

John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama about suspicion, fear, and malice in a New York Catholic school in 1964.

Erin Presbyterian Church • Oct. 18-27

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

A stage adaptation of Barbara Park's children's Christmas book favorite.

Pellissippi State Community College • Dec. 13-14

Dance

APPALACHIAN BALLET COMPANY

215 W. Broadway (Maryville)

(865) 982-8463

appalachianballet.com

Bluejeans and Ballet

Appalachian Ballet's annual fund-raising performance.

Clayton Center for the Arts (Maryville) • Sept. 19 • 6 p.m. • $55

The Nutcracker

The classic holiday tale, with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

Clayton Center for the Arts (Maryville) • Dec. 14 • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. • $25-$45

GO! CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKS

1234 Rocky Hill Road

(865) 539-2475

gocontemporarydance.com

Full Spectrum

An evening of contemporary ballet and modern dance with jazzy, heavy metal, and tribal-influenced ballets.

Clarence Brown Theatre • Oct 12 and Oct. 13 • $12-$18

TENNESSEE CHILDREN'S DANCE ENSEMBLE

4216 Sutherland Ave.

(865) 584-9636

tcdedance.org

Penny for the Arts Performance

TCDE's annual fall performance.

World's Fair Park • Sunday, Sept. 29 • 2:30 p.m.

Etc.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

An Evening with Tango Fire

Latin music and dance.

Tennessee Theatre • 8 p.m. • $35-$45

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

Menopause the Musical

Clayton Center for the Arts (Maryville) • 8 p.m. • $31-$51

MONDAY, DEC. 23

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Tennessee Theatre • 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. • $25-$177 • tennesseetheatre.com

Comedy

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

Lewis Black

He's an angry guy with pithy observations!

Tennessee Theatre • 8 p.m. • $35-$55 • tennesseetheatre.com

OCT. 5-NOV. 8

Rocky Top Comedy Contest

The fourth annual installment of this regional comedy showdown, with local comics competing for cash and bragging rights.

The Well • 7:30 p.m. • $8-$12 • thewellknoxville.com • 21 and up

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Costume Ball Comedy Cruise

A Halloween party, comedy show, and moonlit river cruise all in one.

Star of Knoxville Riverboat • 10 p.m. • $10-$12

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert

Tennessee Theatre • 7 p.m. • $35 • tennesseetheatre.com

NOV. 7-9

Chris Kattan

Kattan, best known for his portrayals of Mr. Peepers, Mango, and one-half of the Butabi Brothers during his 1995-2003 run on Saturday Night Live, has returned to standup.

Side Splitters Comedy Club • $25-$29 • sidesplitterscomedy.com • 18 and up

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4

Jim Breuer

Perpetual smartass Jim Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the stoner comedy cult classic Half Baked and was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1995-98.

Side Splitters Comedy Club • Wednesday, Dec. 4 • 8 p.m. • $25-$27 • sidesplitterscomedy.com • 18 and up