If you’re looking to be blown away by a fabulous performance, look no further than the UTC campus! The Fine Arts Center on the corner of Palmetto and Vine houses the Roland Hayes Concert Hall and the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, two great spots to enjoy upcoming performances by the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre and Speech.
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“We’re all on the same journey together. So we should wave to each other as we pass,” director Gaye Jeffers says of the themes of Middletown, a new play by Will Eno being presented at the Ward Theatre in UTC’s Fine Arts Center April 9-13.
Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to the UTC Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Co-produced by UTC’s Music Department and the Department of Theatre and Speech, Sweeney Todd tells the story of Benjamin Barker through haunting music and sly lyrics. Wrongly convicted and sentenced to banishment in Australia by villain Judge Turpin, Barker returns as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber,…
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Ben Williams, a UTC alumnus, won a 2012 Obie award for Sound Design in the play, “The Select (The Sun Also Rises).” The Obie Awards are annual awards given to theatre artists and groups in New York City. They are said to be “Off-Broadway’s highest honor.”
In partnership with the Salvation Army of Chattanooga, the UTC Department of Theatre and Speech will assist in a community production of the popular musical, Godspell on July 20th and 21st at 7:30 p.m., July 22nd at 2 p.m., and July 23rd and 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army at 800 McCallie Ave.