April Shows At The Tivoli, Memorial Include Bill Cosby

Monday, March 4, 2013

Here is the April lineup and reviews at the Tivoli and Memorial Auditorium:

CSO Pops: Simply Swingin’
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.
Conductor: Bob Bernhardt.
The Luken Holdings Pops Series wraps up with talented vocalist and CSO favorite, Steve Lippia. Simply Swingin’, is a sensational new show featuring Pops phenomenon Steve Lippia singing songs from the popular American Songbook made famous by Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr. You'll be wowed, captivated and mesmerized as Steve treats us to an evening of great hits such as “Beyond the Sea”, “Mack the Knife”, “Almost Like Being in Love”, “What Kind Of Fool Am I”, “The Good Life”, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” as well as some all-time Sinatra favorites. Tickets are on sale at the CSO Box Office or call 267-8583.


Chonda Pierce
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. 
Presented by DMI Concerts. Armed with an abundance of Southern charm and sharp wit, Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences coast to coast for over a decade. Pierce has authored eight books and has ranked among Pollstar's top-selling live performers. Her comedy is regularly featured on XM and Sirius satellite radio. All seats reserved at $20.75 ($18.75 for groups 15+) plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.


An Evening with Bill Cosby
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. 
One of America's most beloved comedians, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums, hit TV shows, and best selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. All seats reserved from $48 to $65.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.

AEC's Celebration of Southern Literature
Tivoli Theatre
Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20
The AEC Celebration of Southern Literature returns for its 17th biennial celebration on April 18-20, 2013. Recently described as "the leading literary event in the South," by literary critic Louis D. Rubin, Jr., the AEC Conference attracts over 1,000 readers and writers from all over the United States. For more information please visit the AEC's web site or call 267-1218


Celtic Woman
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Friday, April 19, 8 p.m. 
Under the musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing classic Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems, and inspirational songs. All seats reserved from $31 to $101 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.


Rock of Ages
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.
This hilarious, feel-good, rock-n-roll love story is told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails! All seats reserved from $48 to $65 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.


Elvis & Mahler
April 27, 8 p.m.
Tivoli Theater
Conductor: Kayoko Dan
Guest Artists: Michael Daugherty , Benjamin Kamins
Join us for the CSO 2012-2013 Season Finale! This season, the CSO performed several works by American contemporary composer, Michael Daugherty and we've saved two fun pieces for this concert-Motown Metal, inspired by the sounds of the Detroit auto industry, and Dead Elvis, an orchestral homage to Elvis that begs the question "Is the King really dead?" Guest artist, Benjamin Kamins joins the CSO to play the "Elvis" part on part on bassoon. Michael will be with us at this concert and during the week to work with university and highschool students and to discuss his process and his influences. Mahler's dramatic Symphony No. 5 caps off the concert and closes out the CSO season! Tickets are on sale at the CSO Box Office or call 267-8583.


Firefighters Concert: The Family Stone
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Friday, May 31, 8 p.m.
$26 general admission. With special guests Hey, Elsten. Concert to benefit the Chattanooga
Firefighter's Association. For tickets and info please call 899-4990.

Closed Door presents Into the Woods
Community Theatre
Friday-Saturday, May 31-June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.
$16 - $20 + convenience fees
Closed Door Entertainment, a community theatre group from North Georgia, presents Stephen Sondheim's fairy tale musical. Tickets areon sale now at the Auditorium box office and online. Call 642-TIXS.

Black Jacket Symphony
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m.
$25 - $30 + convenience fees
Back by popular demand performing the Rolling Stones' classic Some Girls.  Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, online and by phone at 642-TIXS.

Closed Door presents The Foreigner
Community Theatre
Friday, Nov 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
$16 - $20 + convenience fees
Closed Door Entertainment, a community theater group from north Georgia, presents Larry Shue's award-winning comedy. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office and online. Call 642-TIXS.



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