Memorial Auditorium Celebrates First School Show Since Renovations

Grand Re-Opening Has Packed House At Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre

Friday, October 18, 2013
Students arrive at Memorial Auditorium for the first school show since the renovation.
Students arrive at Memorial Auditorium for the first school show since the renovation.

Over 30,000 students from Hamilton County schools and neighboring county schools experience "school shows" and education programs annually at the Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

The Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre (a 700-seat space located on the third floor of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium) Friday morning staged the first "school show" since its renovation and Grand Re-Opening in February.

The "Flamenco Ballet performed for a packed house of Hamilton County students. 

Other school shows on the calendar for the fall semester include:

Les Miserables (Closed Door Entertainment) Tivoli Theatre
Friday, Oct. 18


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tivoli Theatre
Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 4-5


The Singing Christmas Tree
Tivoli Theatre
Friday, Dec. 6


The Nutcracker
Tivoli Theatre
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 11-13


For more information visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

Lee Theatre And School Of Music To Present The Secret Garden

The Lee Theatre season will conclude with a musical version of The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, opening April 10. Performances will be held April 10 at 8 p.m., April 11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., and April 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center.  The production is a collaboration between Lee Theatre and Lee’s School of Music, featuring more than 25 cast members. ... (click for more)

Applications Being Accepted For Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee

Applications are now being accepted for the title of Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee, USA.  The winner will represent Tennessee in July, competing against other state representatives, for the national title of Ms. Wheelchair USA.  The Ms. Wheelchair USA program is dedicated to celebrating the abilities and successful accomplishments of women with disabilities.  This year ... (click for more)

Hard Freeze Predicted In The Area For Saturday Night

Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night to 28 degrees or less. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service:  HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ SUNDAY... * EVENT... A HARD FREEZE EXPECTED WITH LOWS FROM THE TEENS NORTH TO THE UPPER 20S SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sunday Funnies

They say March roars in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. So as you reach for your lambs-wool sweater on this last Sunday of the month, allow me to lighten up a bit with a new edition of my Sunday Funnies. I have a delightful crowd that keeps me supplied in jokes and these are some of the best that have come my way: A WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST -- She's sitting at the table ... (click for more)