In April, the Tivoli Theatre announced its annual Broadway at the Tivoli Theatre season and full-season subscriptions went on sale. Beginning Monday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., single performance tickets to all of the season’s performances will be available for purchase.
The complete 2017 lineup is as follows:
The Sound of Music - Oct. 27-28
Kinky Boots - Dec. 12-14
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - Jan. 26-28, 2018
Jersey Boys - March 9-11, 2018
Motown the Musical - April 17-19, 2018
Stomp - May 11-12, 2018
"We are thrilled to launch the 2017–2018 season of Broadway at the Tivoli," said Nick Wilkinson with the Tivoli Theatre Foundation. "Since its formation, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation has been responsible for some of the best entertainment this region has ever seen, and this year's Broadway lineup only further demonstrates that Chattanooga can support some of the best touring performances in the nation. So far this year, our package subscription numbers have blown us away, and we hope people take advantage of this opportunity to now purchase single performance tickets while they last."
In addition to single performance tickets, season subscription packages are still available. The Tivoli is now offering three package options, and subscribers can enjoy all six titles or customize a package of four or five titles. As long as participants renew their yearly subscription, the seats are theirs to keep year to year.
Additional subscription benefits include reduced ticket prices compared to single ticket purchases, first notification of next year’s season, free same-show ticket exchanges and the opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the general public. They may be purchased by calling the Tivoli Theatre box office at 757-5580 or by visiting the box office in person at 709 Broad St., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Tivoli Theatre Foundation also announces Friends of the Tivoli. This recently-launched membership program gives supporters the opportunity to enjoy exclusive members-only recognition and events, ticket pre-sale opportunities, VIP parking and other benefits. In addition to these members-only perks, the tax-deductible Friends of the Tivoli contributions also ensure theatrical and performing arts remain at the Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. To learn more, contact Mr. Wilkinson at 777-5610 or email email@example.com. Donations may also be made via tivolichattanooga.com or mail a check to Friends of the Tivoli, 399 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Review for the performances:
The season kicks off with a brand new production of The Sound of Music. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammyand Academy Award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 and was viewed by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Next up is Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (LA Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
Kicking off Broadway in the new year is the Tony Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. From the creators of The King & I and South Pacific, this lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
Jersey Boys is the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” The Jersey Boys creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Muscial is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit. “More than a Broadway show. A celebration of music that transformed America!” – CBS Sunday Morning
The season closes with Stomp: explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. Stomp. See what all the noise is about.
More information on the Broadway at the Tivoli 2017-2018 season can be found at the Tivoli’s website, TivoliChattanooga.com.