The 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.
January 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!
January 31-March 9, rated G, Mainstage
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!
February 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
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–August 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–August 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 fifty 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–September 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!
August 14-October 25, Adventure Theater
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.
September 12–November 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.
October 10–November 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!
October 31–December 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!
November 21–December 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 December 22, and the hilarious farce Suite Surrender (Rated PG) through December 20, and the holiday favorite The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Rated G, sponsored by M. Stewart Galloway/Cumberland Eye Care) November 23 through December 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.