Dec
2
Fri
It’s a Wonderful Life @ Mars Theater
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm
It's a Wonderful Life @ Mars Theater | LaFayette | Georgia | United States
This faithful, fast-moving stage adaptation of the classic film features fluid scene changes, reasonable set requirements, and scores of beefy roles, particularly for women. It’s not only a joyful Christmas tale — it’s the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the Greatest Generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance, and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life.
Trials, Tribulations, and Christmas Decorations @ Oak Street Playhouse
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 10:00 pm
Trials, Tribulations, and Christmas Decorations @ Oak Street Playhouse | Chattanooga | Tennessee | United States
Kim’s widowed dad, John, is a grinch, and she’s decided enough is enough. She hatches a plan to break him out of his rut this Christmas and invites several unwanted guests, including John’s first love, Leslie, who he hasn’t seen in 30 years, her elderly mother and her ten-year-old niece, who seem to want to give him nothing but grief. Add Kim’s husband, Dennis, who John has never accepted, and her friends, Laney and Julie, a couple of over-the-top Christmas fanatics, and you’ve got a “Christmas to end all Christmases!” When they all get iced in together, seasonal madness ensues, and it’s a Christmas John will never forget! Performances are 9/30, 10/1, 10/3, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9.
Feb
10
Fri
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins @ Oak Street Playhouse
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 19 @ 9:30 pm
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins @ Oak Street Playhouse | Chattanooga | Tennessee | United States
Featuring Beth McClary as Florence Foster Jenkins and Jerry M. Draper as Cosme McMoon. For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours.
Feb
21
Tue
Luna Gale @ UTC Fine Arts Center
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 10:00 pm
Luna Gale @ UTC Fine Arts Center | Chattanooga | Tennessee | United States
Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman runs February 21-25 2016 Caroline, a veteran social worker, thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets Peter and Karlie, two teenage drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby. But when she places their infant daughter in the care of Karlie’s mother, Caroline sparks a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past—and forces her to make a risky decision with potentially disastrous consequences. Powerful and arresting, Luna Gale is a heartbreaking and unforgettable tale of love and betrayal.
Mar
10
Fri
Irish Courage @ Mars Theater
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 7:45 pm
Irish Courage @ Mars Theater | LaFayette | Georgia | United States
Based on Playboy of the Western World. To an untidy little country saloon on a wild coast of Mayo, in Ireland, there comes a shy, frightened youth, Christy Mayo, with a tale of having killed his cruel father, with a single blow of a spade, a week ago on a distant farm. He is fleeing the police, and is accepted by Michael James, the publican, and his pretty but tart-tongued daughter, Pegeen, as a hero whom it would be well to hire as pot-boy.
Mar
17
Fri
Smoke on the Mountain @ Artistic Civic Theatre
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm
Smoke on the Mountain @ Artistic Civic Theatre | Dalton | Georgia | United States
Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” — telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true — and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
Apr
7
Fri
A Few Good Men @ Mars Theater
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 9:30 pm
A Few Good Men @ Mars Theater | LaFayette | Georgia | United States
“A Few Good Men” details the courtroom drama of two Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tense legal tribulations that follow. A callow young Navy lawyer serves as the focus of the story. He is more interested in softball cases and expects a plea bargain. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. 
Apr
18
Tue
Oklahoma! @ UTC Fine Arts Center
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 10:00 pm
Oklahoma! @ UTC Fine Arts Center | Chattanooga | Tennessee | United States
The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! set the American musical theatre standard. Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn-of-the-20th-Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A – OKLAHOMA!

Oklahoma runs April 18-22

Apr
28
Fri
An Audition for a Murder @ Oak Street Playhouse
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – May 7 @ 9:30 pm
An Audition for a Murder @ Oak Street Playhouse | Chattanooga | Tennessee | United States

Who died? Will the killer be found? And will the playwright finish the script? After all, there is a read-through on Monday!

A theater group is holding auditions for a murder mystery called “Death of A Disco Dancer.” The usual suspects show up to audition, including Mia Monahan, the militant method actress; Amber Frost, the ditzy drama queen; Chad, the energetic actor who never gets a part in anything; Alan, the accomplished theater major who works at a fast-food place in the meantime; Troy May, the egocentric actor who always gets a role; his gorgeous assistant, Tantanya, who holds his imported bottled water and carries his portfolio; and Mrs. Needleman and her precious daughter, Julie, fresh from the Little Miss Pumpkin Pageant finals. However, director Vivian Vinderlou and assistant director Reed Moore don’t have enough copies of the script for everyone, and, well, the script isn’t even finished. Fortunately, playwright Jim Culter arrives with a few more copies and a few more finished pages just as one of the actors mysteriously dies. As luck would have it, Jim brought Inspector Bonnie Brauvera to the auditions to serve as technical advisor for the play.
May
5
Fri
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest @ Mars Theater
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – May 21 @ 9:30 pm
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest @ Mars Theater | LaFayette | Georgia | United States
Winner! 2001 Tony® Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play “Cuckoo is captivating.” – N.Y. Post. “Scarifying and powerful.” – N.Y. Times. A charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison instantly regrets his decision. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years.