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January 16, 2014

Grease returns to CCP

CROSSVILLE — The Playhouse is excited to announce that they have acquired the rights to one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, Grease! Return to the era of ducktails and hot rods, bobby sox and poodle skirts with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals! With its iconic characters, energetic dance and unforgettable music, Grease is still the word!

Starring Playhouse teens Lenny Lively and Anna Burnett as greaser Danny Zuko and good girl Sandy Dumbrowski, the Grease supporting cast is filled with teens from Cumberland County and across Middle Tennessee, including Dakota Roysdon, DeAnna Etchison, Logan Taylor, Katey Dailey, Malachi Banegas, Crystal-Marie Alberson, Dasa'n Fant and Moriah McRae… with able assistance from adult professionals Daniel Black, Angela Robbins, Jason Ross, Michael Ruff and Chaz Sanders.

Directed by Britt Hancock and choreographed by Leila Nelson, and featuring a string of hit songs like “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning,” the PG-rated Grease will open on the Mainstage on Jan. 31 and run through March 9. There are only 12 performances, so you’ll want to book your tickets early for this exciting new production of one of the most popular shows in musical theater history, Grease!

In the Playhouse’s Adventure Theater from Jan. 18 through March 21 is the hilarious Southern comedy The Dixie Swim Club (rated PG). Written by Jessie Jones (Dearly Departed), Nicholas Hope (Disney’s Teacher’s Pet) and Jamie Wooten (writer/producer, The Golden Girls), tells the story of five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. Every August, free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and touching comedy about five unforgettable women — and friendships that last forever.

Tickets are available by calling (931) 484-5000 or by visiting www.ccplayhouse.com. 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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    Cumberland County Playhouse and its producing partner The Scopes Festival in Dayton, TN, have added three more performances of "Front Page News," the newly adapted, historically accurate play with music, currently being staged in the historic “monkey trial” courtroom in Dayton’s Rhea County Courthouse.  Additional shows of the new work are Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and the final show Sunday at 2:30 p.m. All times are EDT.

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    The Second Annual Granville Scarecrow Walk will be in Historic Granville on Oct. 4 through Oct. 31.

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    John Conlee is a lot like the songs of which he sings. He lives a domestic life with his wife Gale and three children, Rebecca, Jessica and Johnny. During the past two decades, Conlee has achieved a level of success that he has sustained by simply being himself and by making records that the listening public can relate to. He is a gifted entertainer, but he’s not into the glitz and hype of the entertainment world. He’d rather spend his “off the road” time working on his 32 acre farm outside of Nashville or engaging in his woodworking and gunsmithing hobbies.

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    The “Friday Night Air” summer concert series continues Friday at the Spirit Broadband amphitheater in downtown Crossville with the City Lites Band. They are a very popular four-piece band from Crossville that has performed throughout Tennessee and the Southeast for more than three decades. Their lineup features Marty Gibson on guitar and vocals, Flavy Miller on bass and vocals, Glenn Holverson on saxophones and Wade England on drums. The song list includes a wide variety of musical styles from swing, country, '50’s and '60’s, rock and more. Something for everyone to enjoy! The performance is free to the public and begins at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Historic Palace Theatre and the city of Crossville.

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    They're gearing up for a very exciting week both at the Cumberland County Playhouse and at the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton!

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  • LexVinDance260_2.jpg Vintage Dance Society opens PAART season

    The Performing Arts Alliance of Rural Tennessee (PAART) is pleased to announce the first event in it’s 2014-15 season: the Lexington Vintage Dance Society will perform "Downton Abbey Era: The Titanic to the Jazz Age" in period costumes. This performance will take place Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Crossville.

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  • gypsy hombres.jpg Gypsy Hombres take stage Sunday

    For years, there has been a persistent legend in Nashville about a crazy gypsy ‘Fiddler on the Roof” who dances as he plays the violin on the roof of his Victorian house. Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the legend is 100 percent true as The Gypsy Hombres take the stage Sunday.

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    Beginning July 18, everything’s coming up roses as the Playhouse brings one of the greatest American musicals of all time to life… “Gypsy”! From the unforgettable first notes of its legendary overture to the final white hot spotlight, “Gypsy” is considered by many to be “the best musical ever,” as it tells the story of the archetypal stage mother, Rose, and her daughters, June and Louise.

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  • wildman.jpg ‘Wild Man’ takes Palace stage Aug. 23

    Look out, Crossville, here comes the coolest guy in town and his name is Rafael R. Soriano, also known by fans everywhere as “Wild Man,” but he calls himself “Wild Man Billy Ralph!”

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  • KOTR Steven Whitson Picture.jpg 'An Evening with Steven Whitson' to benefit Kids on the Rise

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