Clarence Brown Theatre News

KNS: Clarence Brown Theatre plays ‘A Christmas Carol’

For the 11th consecutive year, the Clarence Brown Theatre is showing the Charles Dickens classic holiday tradition, “A Christmas Carol.” The Knoxville News Sentinel featured five things you need to know about the production including an in-depth look at Ebenezer Scrooge, how they make a ghost, and details on show times. The show runs through December

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KNS: A Little Magic Makes an Ebenezer Scrooge Come to Life

UT theatre professor Jed Diamond plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s version of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a time-lapse video of Diamond as he transforms himself into character before a performance.

News Sentinel: ‘Blue Window’ Plays at UT Lab Theatre

The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the UT theatre season’s third play, “Blue Window.” A play of loneliness in the big city and directed by UT theatre faculty member Terry-Silver-Alford, “Blue Window” runs Oct. 25-Nov. 12. Shows are in the intimate Lab Theatre, part of the Clarence Brown Theatre building on campus. Silver-Alford called the play

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Documentary about CBT’s The Busy Body to Air on PBS November 5

A documentary that chronicles the Clarence Brown Theatre’s spring production of The Busy Body will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5. Viewers will see key scenes and learn more about the making of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy.

KNS: Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ Tells Universal Story of Love and Loss

The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the Clarence Brown Theatre‘s recent production of Three Sisters, a play by Russian author Anton Chekhov that explores the themes of reality, dreams, love and loss. Michael Fry, a London-based director, guest-directed the play, which he said was likely the playwright’s best. “I think having worked in it for four weeks

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KNS: Clarence Brown Theatre Showcases Outstanding Production of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that The Clarence Brown Theatre’s 42nd season-opening production “Peter and the Starcatcher” was fantastic. The production featured dancing man-mermaids and flouncing pirates wrapped around the beloved tale of Peter Pan. Plus, there was a pirate-themed fight song set to “Rocky Top.” The story is a prequel to the “Peter Pan”

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Documentary Chronicles Making of CBT’s The Busy Body

If you missed the CBT’s spring 2017 production of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy The Busy Body, you can now see key scenes and learn more about the making of the play in an open-source documentary, produced by UT Office of Communications and Marketing and available on the Department of Theatre’s website.

Theater to Double Restroom Facilities and Make ADA Upgrades

The Clarence Brown Theatre will begin construction this spring on additional restroom facilities in its main theater. The expansion, which is currently is the design phase, will more than double the number of bathrooms in the theater and will be accompanied by two wheelchair lifts in the lobby.