An award-winning Broadway actress who has starred in numerous roles including her current portrayal of Diana Ross in Motown: The Musical, has received UT’s Accomplished Alumni Award. University officials honored Valisia LeKae on Friday during the Clarence Brown Theatre season opening celebration at the Orangery. The Accomplished Alumni Award recognizes notable alumni for their success and distinction within their field.
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UT students can now call or go online to order tickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre rather than stand in line at the box office. The Clarence Brown Theatre has partnered with the Division of Student Life and the VolCard Office, as well as KnoxvilleTickets.com and ticketing provider Paciolan, to make this possible. UT students are eligible to purchase one discounted ticket to each of the eight CBT productions. Additional tickets can be purchased at regular adult and nonstudent prices.
The campus community is invited to a screening of Kunta Kinteh Island on Monday, March 4, at the Clarence Brown Theatre. The documentary chronicles the renaming of James Island—a holding cell for slaves in The Gambia during the transatlantic slave trade—to Kunta Kinteh Island after a young African who was transported to the United States.
As the fall semester comes to a close, there are still plenty of activities to fill your free time during the holiday season. From the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol to hands-on activities at the UT Gardens, the campus has something for everyone.
Tom Cervone, managing director of the Clarence Brown Theatre, has been named executive director of the Tennessee Theatre. He begins the appointment June 1. Cervone has been with the Department of Theatre for more than twenty years. He managed the academic and production aspects of the theater and kept it moving towards its operational, fiscal, artistic, and philosophical goals.
During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. John Cullum, two-time tony award winner and known for his role in the TV show Northern Exposure, speaks about his time at the Clarence Brown Theatre.
During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. Dale Dickey, an actress known for her roles in the TV series “My Name is Earl” and the movie “Winter’s Bone,” recalls her time on and off the stage at the Clarence Brown Theatre.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Clarence Brown Theatre. The play tells the story of a woman who impulsively answers a ringing cell phone when its owner is unable to do so. She is then forced to confront her own moral assumptions and her own need for human connection in a technological world. Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the play.
Classes may be over and most students gone, but there’s still plenty to do on the UT Knoxville campus. So if you’re anticipating a holiday at home—a “staycation”—there are some happenings you won’t want to miss.
UT faculty and staff can save even more off the already discounted individual ticket prices by purchasing a Clarence Brown Theatre six-show package for only $70. The Clarence Brown Theatre currently offers half price single tickets to UT faculty and staff. The six-show package discounts those prices even more. This package normally sells for $135 to the general public.