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.

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