Carrie the Musical opens Friday, October 2nd at The Circuit Playhouse! Based on the best selling Stephen King novel, Carrie the Musical explores the horror of high school bullying and the unexpected and deadly results. Opening weekend tickets for Carrie the Musical are discounted to only $22. Reserve your seats by calling the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656 or click HERE.Read More
The Matchmaker opens Friday, September 25 at Playhouse on the Square! This classic American comedy follows the exploits of Dolly Levi, a widow who arranges marriages for New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by a local merchant to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible bachelor herself! Slapstick, mistaken identity, and secret rendezvous ensue in this uproarious comedy from the Pulitzer prize winning playwright, Thornton Wilder.Read More
Buyer and Cellar opens at The Circuit Playhouse Friday, August 21st! This Tour de force one man show stars Resident Company Member Jordan Nichols as Alex More a struggling L.A. actor who accepts a job working in Barbra Streisand basement. Hilarity ensues when, one day, Barbra herself comes downstairs to play. This outrageous, smart, and award winning comedy examines the cult of celebrity in such a way that The New Yorker raves that it is “so delightful that you wish it were true.”
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Billy Elliot the Musical opens this Friday at Playhouse on the Square! This inspiring tale is the journey of one young boy as he exchanges his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. Featuring music by Elton John, The New York Times declares that Billy Elliot the Musical “isn’t a dance show; it’s about why people need dance.”
Tickets are selling fast for Billy Elliot the Musical, reserve yours today by calling the Playhouse on the Square box office at 901-726-4656 or by clicking HERE.Read More
The Great Wine Performances
The Great Wine Performances are Tuesday, August 18 from 6 – 8pm! The Great Wine Performances is a fun and funky fundraiser that brings some of your favorite Hollywood and Broadway musicals together with 10 different wines, to create an evening that you won’t soon forget!
Characters in full costumes will describe the wines. As guests sip, they will enjoy the chance to test their theatrical knowledge for a slew of wonderful prizes. Do not fear if your knowledge of theatre is equivalent to a cheap Merlot….there are ways to beat the game. You may still walk away with the biggest prize!
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Music by Elton John
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film
August 14 – September 6, 2015
Set in a northern English town amidst the turbulent 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot the Musical is in inspiring tale of one boy’s journey as he exchanges his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. Featuring music by Elton John, The New York Times declares that Billy Elliot the Musical “isn’t a dance show; it’s about why people need dance.”
What is Billy Elliot Like?
A transfer of the smash-hit West End production, Billy Elliot brings on tears and laughs almost simultaneously. The show is decidedly dark, reflecting the bleakness of Billy’s declining hometown and the uncertain future of his struggling family from beginning to end. Don’t despair, however: the show is buoyed with plenty of humor, and the numbers performed by the show’s title stars exceed even the highest expectations. Billy Elliot has an undoubtedly uplifting and touching story to tell, but if you’re looking for a simpler dollop of Broadway fluff, this might not be the best bet.
Is Billy Elliot Good for Kids?
Just because a show is about a child doesn’t mean it’s necessarily for children. The show is littered liberally with the sort of bad language you’d expect to find in a blue-collar community during tough times (some of the best expletives are delivered by the show’s child stars themselves), though nothing worse than you’d hear on your average late-night cable drama. A few mildly violent riot scenes and a 2+ hour running time may make the show unsuitable for your own youngsters, but the show’s message, content and story and content are a definite don’t-miss for ‘tweens and above.
Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Ratliff
Show Sponsor: ArtsFirst/First Tennessee Foundation; The Jerry and Nina Patton Family Foundation
Billy Elliot – Benjamin Cheng
Dad – Michael Detroit
Mrs. Wilkinson – Kim Sanders
Michael – Seth Judice
Grandma – Jeanna Juleson
Tony – Dane Van Brocklin
Debbie Wilkinson – Katy Cotten
Mr. Braithwaite – Dave Landis
George – Eddie Llambias
Big Davey – Chris Cotton
Adult Billy – Travis Bradley
Adult Ensemble – Lorraine Cotton, Marc Gill, Jared Graham, Jimmy Hoxie, Donna Lappin, Isaac Middleton, Justin Nelson, Brook Papritz, Kenesha Reed, Ryan Scott, Cayley Smith
Youth Ensemble – Katie Bennett, Olivia Cheng, Mary Humphrey, Sydney Jackson, Nathan Morton, Rae Payne, Nathan Payson, Katilyn Poindexter, Sophie Younker
Geoffrey Goldberg – Director/Choreographer
Whitney Branan – Asst. Director/Choreographer
Thomas Bergstig – Music Director
Katharine Hughen – Production Stage Manager
Kiersten Fallow – Asst. Stage Manager
Mark Guriguis – Scenic Designer
John Horan – Lighting Designer
Zach Badreddine – Sound Designer
Rebecca Powell – Costume Designer
Kellie Bowles – Props Master
Phillip Hughen – Technical Director
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