On Stage

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Jan. 27-Feb.12
Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga presents James Lapine and William Finn’s Falsettos. Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Performances will take place in the St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave. Tickets are $15. www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, 987-5141 and at the box office.

Jan. 27-Feb. 12
The Importance of Being Earnest at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Opening night reception Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. www.theatrecentre.com, 267-8534.

Jan. 30-Feb. 4
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 7 p.m. Hilltop Players and Music Department of Bryan College, Dayton.

Feb. 2
Monty Python's Spamalot at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. New musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." All seats reserved from $31.50-$56.50 plus convenience fees. Presented by TAPA. Tickets are on sale at the Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and by phone. 642-TIXS.

Feb. 2
Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin will play at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Feb. 2-3
CSO Masterworks: Russian Spectacular at Tivoli Theatre. 8 p.m. Join Maestra Kayoko Dan and guest artist violinist Jennifer Koh, as the CSO salutes fantastic Russian music. chattanoogasymphony.org, 267-8583.

Feb. 3-4
Thundernationals Monster Trucks at McKenzie Arena. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7-25. Pit party passes from 5-6:30 p.m. are $8-11 after purchasing regular ticket. 

Feb. 4 

Greg Tamblyn at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse.  8 p.m.  Inside Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road.  $10 suggested donation. 

Feb. 4 

Matt Flinner Trio at Barking Legs Theatre.  8 p.m.  $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 

Feb. 4

Legionnaires Big Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the William E. Blair Post 95 American Legion, 3397 Ringgold Road in East Ridge near the tunnels.  $5.  Come to dance, or just sit and listen to the music.

Feb. 6 

Classical Monday at the Camp House with Cindy Solfest-Wallis on flute. 7:30 p.m. $2.


Feb. 9
The UTC Music Department presents Interrupted Voices, featuring Perry Ward, baritone. UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the general public.

Feb. 10
The UTC Music Department presents a piano recital, featuring guest artist Arunesh Nadgir. UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the general public.

Feb. 10
ArnezJ and Friends Valentine’s Comedy Show at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. 8:30 p.m. Featuring Clayton English (A.K.A. Peanut) - Special Guest (Chattanooga's Very Own) Lady Red and back by popular demand -The Funniest Host in America - Nick Lewis. All seats reserved from $25-$35 plus convenience fees. ChattanoogaOnStage.com, 642-TIXS.

Feb. 10
The Share America Foundation will host Award-winning Gospel Hall of Fame member Archie Watkins, formerly of the Inspirations, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot. Pianist Ryan Stinson will also perform. Donations for tickets are adults: $5, children 5 and under free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally in advance during business hours at SonShine Christian Books 706.861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. www.shareamericafoundation.org.

Feb. 10-11
CSO Pops: Big Band Fever! at Tivoli Theatre. 8 p.m. Annual concert of the greatest swing hits. chattanoogasymphony.org, 267-8583.

Feb. 11
The Cool Nights Concert Series, featuring local musicians, presents the Ben Friberg Trio. 7 p.m. Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. Tickets $15 per person and include beverage and hors d’oeuvres. For additional information, please contact Ann Treadwell at 493-0270.

Feb. 11
Christian J. Collier’s Manifest series will feature The Beautiful Nights Poetry Show at The Camp House, 1427 Williams St. Doors open at 8 p.m., event starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. thespeakeasypoetry@gmail.com.

Feb. 12
They Might Be Giants at Track29 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale Oct. 7. $23 in advance, $25 day of show. 14+.

Feb. 12
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular at McKenzie arena. 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10, a love offering will be taken during the show.

Feb. 13
Southside Casual Classics at the Camp House with Con Brio. 7:30 p.m. $2.

Feb. 17
The Black Jacket Symphony at Tivoli Theatre, 8 p.m. Performing Led Zepplin IV. All seats reserved from $25-$30 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. 642-TIXS or 757-5050.

Feb. 17-March 4
Seussical Jr. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. www.theatrecentre.com, 267-8534.

Feb. 18
Humorist Jeanne Robertson at Tivoli Theatre, 8 p.m. All seats reserved at $34.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. 642-TIXS or 757-5050.

Feb. 19
Disney's Phineas and Ferb: Live Tour at McKenzie Arena. Ticket are $18-45, plus service charge.

Feb. 19
Behind the Pulpit at Tivoli Theatre, 3 p.m. Behind the Pulpit dramatizes issues faced by pastors today, offering a positive and inspirational message while remembering the play's motto: "What goes on behind the pulpit stays behind the pulpit." All seats are reserved at $35 plus convenience fees. $5 discount for groups 20+. ChattanoogaOnStage.com, 642-TIXS or 757-5050.

Feb. 20
Classical Monday with Triptych Winds at the Camp House. 7;30 p.m. $2.

Feb. 24
Lewis Black – In God We Rust at Tivoli Theatre, 8 p.m. Stand-up comedian, actor and author. All seats reserved at $47.50 and $57.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale at now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. 642-TIXS or 757-5050.

Feb. 25
Kurt Weill's Street Scene. 7:30 p.m. Bryan College. Dayton.

Feb. 27
Classical Monday at the Camp House with the Chattanooga Area Flute Society Choir. 7:30 p.m. $2.

March 3
Paul Belcher Gospel Concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Featuring The Inspirations, Heirline, The McKameys, The Singing Cookes, The Greesons, and Michael Combs. Reserved floor seats are $21. General admission balcony seats are $16. Children 12 and under are free, balcony only. The usual convenience fees apply. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office and online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com. Call 642-TIXS or 253-7900.

March 4
Choral Arts of Chattanooga presents Cathedral Echoes, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. 7th St. at Pine.

March 10
Gaithers Homecoming Tour 2012. 6 p.m. at McKenzie Arena. Tickets are $19.50-$72.50 plus service charge.

March 15-18
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Barnum Bash as McKenzie Arena. Tickets are $15-$39 plus service charge.

March 16
Terri Clark Roots and Wings Unplugged at Track29 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 18+.

March 18
Don Williams in Concert at Tivoli Theatre, 7 p.m. All seats reserved from $29.50-$49.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office and online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com. Call 642-TIXS.

March 21
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Beethoven’s Last Night at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Beethoven's Last Night 2012 Tour. All seats reserved from $39.50 to $59.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. 642-TIXS.

March 23
Voices Uplifted. Bryan College choral ensembles. 7:30 p.m. Dayton.

March 24
Jake Owen at Track29 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $23 at the door. 18+.

April 6
Casting Crowns Come to the Well Tour. At McKenzie Arena.


Straight No Chaser at Tivoli Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. All ages. All seats reserved at $29.50 and $39.50 in advance ($32.50 and $42.50 day of show), plus convenience fees. ChattanoogaOnStage.com, 642-TIXS.

April 19-21
Hilltop Players. Curtains: A Musical Murder Mystery. 7:30 p.m. Bryan College, Dayton.

April 24
Shen Yun World Tour 2012 at Tivoli Theatre, 7:30 p.m. All seats reserved from $50-$100 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at Memorial Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.

May 6
WWW RAW World Tour. 5 p.m. at McKenzie Arena. Tickets are $15-$60 plus service fees. Tickets go on sale Feb. 25.

May 20
Coral Arts of Chattanooga presents Come Away, Love, 4 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road.




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