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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    A lot of people have visited Cumberland County, liked what they saw and eventually bought a house. Can Betty Gates be included in that group? Well, yes and no.  She came to Cumberland County to visit her brother who had retired from the United States Air Force. He took her on a tour of the area, including a drive through Tansi on Dunbar Rd. One of his neighbors, a real estate agent, also took her on a tour where he showed her a number of houses, one of which she bought. It was just two days after she arrived at her brother’s house. Here’s how she described the moment: “I have landed on my mountain.”  That was near the end of 2008.

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  • Gratitude 1.jpg A letter of gratitude for Ken Soncrant

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  • Get ready for a season of fun!

    I am so happy to be your new Recreation Director and what a perfect time to spring into action for a fresh new season of fun, activities and events. Watch for all our new events in the Smoke 
Signals and pick up our calendar and bulletin so you can spring into action with us.

    March 26, 2014

  • Lake Tansi members give of time, talents and dollars for community

    Many Lake Tansi Village members continue to volunteer their time, effort, and dollars to help our community retain the image it has achieved through the years.

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    Joann Kelso’s nursing career began when she went to nursing school on a grant in Cleveland, Ohio. The grant allowed her to acquire her degree but, in return, she was obligated to work in Cleveland for two years. By this time her friends were settling down, getting married, and having babies. Kelso decided that wasn’t what she wanted at that time and enlisted in the Navy.

    March 26, 2014 3 Photos

  • Quack Shack preparing for second summer

    The Quack Shack is looking forward to the second summer at the Lake Tansi Beach, keeping the same great menu, and continuing the Thursday night Dinner on the Deck with live music and great new foods. This summer, the Quack Shack will still offer our stress free party packages. The beach activities have been expanded with more bonfires and movies nights. Please come out and enjoy all the actives planned for this summer.

    March 26, 2014

  • Lake Tansi getting ready for spring activities

    Spring is here. It is time to start looking forward to a new and exciting year here at Lake Tansi. As you are aware, we have a new Recreation Director, Betty Gates. Betty has some outstanding new ideas and programs she is going to introduce that are going to be a great asset to our community and our guests who visit this year. Be watching the Smoke Signals and email blasts for new upcoming events.

    March 26, 2014

  • Community Association to meet April 15

    The Lake Tansi Community Association is pleased to present the Plateau Old-time German band for your entertainment on April 15. This local German oompah band is made up of members of the Cumberland County Community Band.

    March 26, 2014

  • Ladies Golf kicks off season with luncheon

    The Lake Tansi Ladies Golf Association will be holding their spring luncheon at Killeen's on the Green on Thursday, April 3. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Killeen's needs a head count, so please sign up in the ladies locker room at the Pro Shop before March 26.

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