Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 10, 2013

AROUND THE TOWN: Made any ‘revolutions?’

By Jan Boston Sellers
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — It is Jan. 11. You are 11 days into the new year of 2013. How are those resolutions going? Have you kept yours thus far? Did you even make any?

I stopped making resolutions when I realized as my friend so aptly said, “Do you feel like you could just copy and paste yours from the year before?” When I perused my previous year’s resolutions, I realized she was exactly right. I could have copied and pasted them as they always seem to center around the same two or three categories in which I wasn’t succeeding.

My nephew asked me prior to New Year’s if I was going to make any revolutions. I started to correct him and say, “It is resolutions,” but paused as I realized a true resolution should be a revolution. A revolution is a “sudden, dramatic change” and the resolutions I was able to copy and paste obviously weren’t revolutions or I wouldn’t have to keep making them over and over again!

If I were to make resolutions, one of them may include seeing more plays at the Cumberland County Playhouse. I love watching the live action comedies, musicals and dramas unfold on the stage and need to try and see all of them rather than just some or most of them. This year’s new CCP season looks very exciting and kicks off Jan. 19 with Steel Magnolias. Steel Magnolias is the fodder for two hit movies and now this funny, poignant show will land on the Playhouse stage. It will be followed by Footloose, Les Miserables, The Miracle Worker, 9-5,  Smoke on the Mountain, The King and I, Man of La Mancha, Ring of Fire, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ragtime, A Sanders Family Christmas, Suite Surrender and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

The Spring Dance Performance will be “Broadway Our Way” and will feature a triple threat extravaganza, with Cumberland County students singing, dancing and acting their way through Broadway oldies and newbies.

This means the 2013 season at CCP will feature 15 different shows either on the Main Stage or in the Obrien Adventure Theater. That is a lot of singing, dancing, acting and crowd pleasing! I personally can’t wait to see Footloose, Ring of Fire (about Johnny Cash), To Kill a Mockingbird and, as always, the annual Spring Dance Performance.

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The TAD Center will host its annual Winter Basketball Tournament Saturday, Feb. 16 in the TAD Center’s gymnasium. The three-on-three events will feature three age groups: youth in grades 6-8; high school students in grades 9-12; and a men’s division. Call TAD Center Activities Director Shane Wyatt for additional information at 456-2859. Team entry fee is $20.