Clarence Brown Theatre News

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Premieres Tonight

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.

UT Faculty and Staff Offer: Six Clarence Brown Theatre Shows for $70

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.

Clarence Brown Theatre Holds Faculty and Staff Viewing of ‘Amadeus’

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.

Behind the Scenes of UT’s ‘Man of La Mancha’

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.

Second Employee Showing of ‘Charley’s Aunt’ on Tuesday, March 2

Hundreds of UT faculty and staff attended an employee appreciation event at the Clarence Brown Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for a free showing of “Charley’s Aunt.” As one employee stated, “It was a most enjoyable evening. Charley’s Aunt was a wonderful production. The hors d’oeuvres were delicious and it was simply special to be attending an event put on with the focus of appreciation. I had an amazing time.”

Clarence Brown Theatre Hosts Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night March 2 With Encore Showing of “Charley’s Aunt”

Knoxville-area UT faculty and staff are invited to attend Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at Clarence Brown Theatre on Tuesday, March 2, for a special performance of “Charley’s Aunt” at 7:30 p.m. This date is in addition to the previously-publicized Feb. 23 showing. Due to high demand, all tickets have been distributed for that date and the theatre has scheduled this second free performance.

Tickets Now On Sale for Carousel Theatre’s “Oedipus the King”

Sophocles’ tragedy “Oedipus the King” will run Feb. 4-21 in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre. According to director John Sipes, the play is “an example–an ancient example–of a culture’s effort to make sense of the incomprehensibility of man’s existence.”

“Little Shop of Horrors” Plays at the Clarence Brown for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will play in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre Oct. 29 through Nov. 15. There will be a preview for “Little Shop of Horrors” on Thursday, Oct. 29, followed by Opening Night Friday, Oct. 30. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 15. Based on the low budget 1960 “B” movie directed by Roger Corman, this extremely goofy musical is part sci-fi, part black comedy, part Faustian legend and a whole lot of fun. Get your tickets today!