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.
Clarence Brown Theatre News
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.
UT faculty and staff are invited to a special performance of the Clarence Brown Theatre and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s collaborative production of Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. University employees may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and one guest for $10 each through the box office at 974-5161.
Putting on a musical at a professional theater on a college campus takes many months of hard work and dedication from students, faculty, staff and professional actors. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of the musical “Man of La Mancha,” the theater’s final show of the 2010 season.
Calvin MacLean, department head of theatre at UT Knoxville and artistic director of the Clarence Brown Theatre, recently was elected president of the University/Resident Theatre Association.