Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 19, 2013

Playhouse readies for 2014 season

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Playhouse is proud to announce its exciting 2014 season! From the heartwarming Southern comedy of The Dixie Swim Club to the spectacular Christmas merriment of Scrooge, from the recent Broadway hit Shrek to Broadway classics like Gypsy, from riveting dramas like Inherit the Wind to hilarious comedies like The Foreigner, 2014 has something for everyone! You won’t want to miss any of the fun as Tennessee’s premier professional theater presents its most exciting season yet!

The Dixie Swim Club

The story of five unforgettable women – a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Jan. 18 – March 21, rated PG, Adventure Theater

A Great 50s Musical!

Return to the era of ducktails and hot rods, bobby sox and poodle skirts with one of Broadway’s longest running musicals! With its iconic characters, energetic dance and unforgettable music, it’s still the word!

Jan. 31 – March 9, rated G, Mainstage

The Foreigner

One of the most popular plays of all time – and our most requested title ever - this wildly brilliant, side-splitting farce returns starring Jason Ross and Daniel Black. Reserve Early!

Feb. 28 – April 25, rated G, Mainstage

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl who confronts the increasing evil of her time with inspiring honesty, wit and determination.

March 28 – May 22, rated G, Adventure Theater, sponsored by Lifecare Center of Crossville

Annie Get Your Gun

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley falls for rival Frank Butler, the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. It’s a shotgun wedding made in heaven, all set to a brilliant Irving Berlin score!

May 2 – July 11, rated G, Mainstage, sponsored by Plateau Pediatrics

American Icon

Students and teachers from CCP’s Performance Education Department pay tribute to American icons from all walks of life in this celebration of music, theater and dance!

May 22 - 24, rated G, Mainstage

Smoke On The Mountain

The Sanders family and the loveable Reverend Oglethorpe return for their 21st CCP season. Come see what makes Smoke America’s favorite gospel musical comedy!

May 30 – Aug. 8, rated G, Adventure Theater

Shrek, The Musical

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

June 13 – Aug. 31, rated G, Mainstage, sponsored by Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn


This story of the ultimate stage mother has reigned as one of the greatest American musicals for more than 50 years. Join Mama Rose and her daughters June and Louise as they journey across the country during the 20s… a time when Vaudeville was dying and Burlesque was born.

July 18 – Sept. 5, rated PG, Mainstage

To Be Announced

Whether it’s a classic favorite or an exciting premiere, whether it’s a musical, comedy or drama, you’re guaranteed great performances, great production values and great theater!

Aug. 14 - Oct. 25, Adventure Theater

Damn Yankees

Middle-aged baseball fan Joe Boyd strikes a bargain with the devilish “Mr. Applegate” to regain his youth… and a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

Sept. 12 – Nov. 9, rated G, Mainstage

Inherit The Wind

As relevant today as when it debuted 60 years ago, this gripping courtroom drama is the story of our nation’s search for meaning in an increasingly complex world… and an eloquent plea for intellectual freedom.

Oct. 10 – Nov. 14, rated PG, Mainstage

A Sanders Family Christmas

Faith, family and fun abound in this heavenly holiday favorite. It’s got great gospel music, uproarious laughter and a romantic surprise!

Oct. 31 – Dec. 21, rated G, Adventure Theater


The classic musical tale of Ebenezer Scrooge - and the spirits who guide his reluctant journey to teach him the true spirit of Christmas. Great fun for the whole family!

Nov. 21 – Dec. 20, rated G, Mainstage, sponsored by Dr. M. Stewart Galloway, MD/Cumberland Eye Care

Currently running at the Playhouse: A Sanders Family Christmas (Rated G, Sponsored by Beef & Barrel, The Blind Zebra, Red’s Ale House & Cannon’s) through Dec. 22, and the hilarious farce Suite Surrender (Rated PG) through Dec. 20, and the holiday favorite The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Rated G, sponsored by M. Stewart Galloway/Cumberland Eye Care) Nov. 23 through Dec. 21.
All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • Killeens on the Green closing July 31

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    Members of the Lake Tansi Exchange Club have been busy during their Club year ending June 30 raising money through a variety of projects and events. In turn, the funds raised are utilized to further the principal focus of our Exchange Club – to support organizations involved in the prevention of child abuse in Cumberland County, as well as funding other worthy community outreach projects.

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