Upcoming Events At Tivoli And Memorial Include Titanic The Musical

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Here are the upcoming events during April and May at the Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre.
 
Closed Door Entertainment presents "Titanic The Musical"
Tivoli Theatre
Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, April 12, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. 
All seats are reserved from $20-$28.50 + convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at

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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: The Rite of Spring
Tivoli Theatre
Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, performed by Wesley Baldwin, was conceived and composed prior to the deterioration of his health and is, for the most part, a dark and introspective work. Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring was an avant-garde ballet and orchestral work when written in 1913 and caused riots among audience members. Stravinsky himself has described it as "a musical-choreographic work, [representing] pagan Russia...unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring." All seats are reserved from $19. Tickets are on sale now at the CSO box office, by phone, and online at www.ChattanoogaSymphony.org.    
 
Jazzanooga: Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard
Tivoli Theatre
Friday, April 25, 8 p.m.  
Two Extraordinary Voices: One Elegant Evening of Jazz, Classic Soul, Rhythm & Blues. Join us as we host Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard for an evening of classic soul and jazz coupled with rhythm and blues hits - one elegant show with a seamless blending of classic duets, fan favorites, and selections from each artist's respective catalogs.All seats are reserved from $55 + convenience fees. VIP Tickets available for $150. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.
 
Jazzanooga: Gregory Porter and Avery*Sunshine
Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre
Sunday, April 27, at 6:45 p.m. 
Some critics are inspired to comment on Porter as a new "king' of jazz," and a "leader of the pack," a performer of extraordinary presence who has been compared with the greatest of the greats, such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye.  As musically solid as his recordings are and as powerful and honest as Porter's magnificent voice is, it may just well be the brilliance of his poetry and the unguarded depth of his emotional delivery that is most fueling his rapid rise to fame.ALSO FEATURING: Avery*Sunshine - Combining beautifully soulful melodies, with a touch of jazz and more than a little earthy gospel, Atlanta songstress Avery*Sunshine emerges as one of the strongest voices in R&B, Soul and Jazz. Along with being known for her powerful voice and appreciation of different music genres, the Avery is a trained pianist graduating from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. All seats are reserved from $55 + convenience fees. VIP Tickets available for $150. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.
 
AMG International presents film "Becoming Fools"
Tivoli Theatre
Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
Local ministry AMG International, in partnership with Nashville-based Athentikos invites the community to join them for a special showing of the documentary, Becoming Fools, which focuses on the issues of at-risk youth and homelessness in Guatemala City. General Admission seating $10 in advance and $15 at the door + convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.
 
Gillian Welch
Tivoli Theatre
Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m.
Gillian Welch returns to the road for eight shows this spring, beginning April 22 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and wrapping up on April 30 at the Tivoli in Chattanooga, TN. The spur-of-the-moment Southeast US jaunt also includes stops in Charlotte, Charleston, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Durham, and Bristol. Gillian and musical partner Dave Rawlings released the critically acclaimed "The Harrow and the Harvest" in 2011 on Acony Records. They will be performing songs from their entire catalog over the course of two acoustic sets at these special "evening with" concerts. All seats are reserved from $27.50 & $32.50 + convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.
 
Black Jacket Symphony: Prince's "Purple Rain"
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
"Back By Popular Demand" the Black Jacket Symphony returns to perform their biggest party album yet...Prince's "Purple Rain"! All seats are reserved from $25 to $30 + convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone (423) 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.
 
Brit Floyd
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Monday, May 12 at 8, p.m.
Outback Concerts Presents Brit Floyd-Discovery World Tour 2014 - Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyd's musical performance will also be accompanied by amazing original video and brand new animation, inspired by the timelessly brilliant artwork designs of longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. With painstaking attention to detail, replicating every nuance of every Floydian moment both musically and visually, the band's execution of all Pink Floyd's greatest works will make each familiar track sound fresh and pristine. All seats are reserved from $29.50 & $49.50 + convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorium box office, by phone 642-TIXS or 757-5050, and online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.
 


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