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Sponsored by: American Greetings
Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world.
Viewed by more than 20 million people worldwide, Buddy opened in London’s West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.
Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs: “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” and many more!Buy Tickets
Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s.
With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars.
Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the megahit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined the Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin.
Backed by the power of Mickey’s vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a #1 hit with “Jane”. With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits. Every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starship’s video classics such as “We Built This City” and “Sara” have become staples on MTV and VH1.Buy Tickets
Sponsored by: First Tennessee Bank
After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of other Eric Carle favorite puppet characters.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.
This whimsical tale has enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s acclaimed stage adaptation teaches, as well as entertains.Buy Tickets
Sponsored By: C&C Millwright
Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond - one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years.
Vocally, the trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith are tighter than ever, cutting loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, The Grascals have never sounded sharper, with mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned Grammy nominations for three of their releases for Best Bluegrass Album.Buy Tickets
The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep in the fertile soil of American folk/rock music. Along with contemporaries such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles, and Loggins and Messina, they created a sound that defined a generation and changed the musical landscape.
Defying industry labels, they creatively melded country, folk, easy listening and rock ‘n’ roll to create a sound that was uniquely their own. Firefall is one of the few surviving bands of this genre, remaining true to the founding vision throughout the bands 30 plus year history.
From 1976 through the 1980’s, Firefall saturated the radio airwaves with a string of Top 20 hits, selling millions of albums and earning two platinum and three gold records for their efforts.Buy Tickets
Dave Revels’ Shadows of the 60’s pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations, and Supremes. Enjoy some of the greatest songs from these Motowns Super Groups, along with hits made popular by solo artists like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!
Great care is taken to reproduce the music note-for-note and in the original keys and arrangements. With stunning choreography and dazzling costumes, this tribute production features hits that span several decades.Buy Tickets
Listen as four of Nashville’s best songwriters tell the story behind some of country music’s top hits. Collectively this group of talented songwriters has written over 30 #1 hits, plus many others.
They will perform their version of many of these hits and describe the emotional aspects, real-life stories, and more that inspired them.Buy Tickets
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980’s. During this time many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.
The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.
In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia.
Sponsored By: Consumer Credit Union & Mountain States Foundation
More than a dozen local youth, along with special guests straight from the Broadway stage, join to present a great evening of entertainment.
The youth are chosen from a series of auditions held earlier in the year to recruit young performers from across the 29-county region served by Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City.Buy Tickets
Sponsored By: Animal Medical Center of Greeneville
Theater Terra from the Netherlands presents a completely new production based on the well-known books of Spot by Eric Hill.
Together with Spot, children and their parents will have a new adventure in the theatre. Spot will take the audience to the farm of his father Sam, where all the animals are lost. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need the help of the audience to find all the animals and bring them back to the farm. Can everybody recognize the sounds of the animals and help Spot and Helen to find them?
With books published for over 30 years in countries around the world, Spot by Eric Hill is the most famous and beloved little dog in children’s literature. In total, more than 40 million copies of these books have been sold.Buy Tickets