Carla Bley with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Big Ears, Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, March 2017
Various performing arts series were truncated or eliminated in 2020. As we entered 2021 the virus was at its peak and predicting when people might be able to gather was perilous when planning a living room party, let alone a musical or dramatic performance attended by thousands. As the year evolved and significant percentages of people were vaccinated, the levels of the virus diminished and seasons were, once again, planned, though some are starting a bit later this year. Here’s hoping enough of us are vaccinated to make it hold.
Below is a look at the series and seasons that have been announced for various groups performing in and around downtown. Performances may be added.
Broadway at the Tennessee (Available to current subscribers now, packages for new subscribers, August 2, Single tickets, late August into September – All details here)
Come From Away: December 21-26, seven performances
Mean Girls: February 1-6, seven performances
Rent: February 25-27, five performances
Summer: The Donna Sumer Musical: April 8-10, five performances
Hairspray: June 3-5, five performances
Anastasia: June 15-17, five performances
Clarence Brown Theatre (season tickets on sale in August, Details here)
A Christmas Carol: November 24 – December 18
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: February 2-20
Blood at the Root: March 2-13 (Lab Theatre)
She Kills Monsters: March 23 – April 10 (Carousel Theatre)