Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will present Bobby Horton, one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War, on Friday, November 7, at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10. For reservations, go to http://www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com or call 423-365-PLAY.
Bobby Horton was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1984, Horton was asked to produce the score for a feature film set in 1863 in Southern Indiana. While researching music from the mid 19th century, he uncovered literally thousands of tunes from that period. Combining his passion for music and Civil War history, he began recording what has now
become fourteen volumes of authentic Civil War tunes in his home studio— playing all of the period era instruments and singing all the parts himself.This series is sold around the world and has led to a career in film scoring and a live presentation of these songs with the stories that accompany them. A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer,
producer, and music historian. He has performed with the musical- comedy trio, Three On A String, throughout the United States and Canada for 35 plus years. He has also produced and performed music scores for ten PBS films by Ken Burns including “The Civil War, and “Baseball,” two films for the A&E network, and sixteen films for The National Park Service. His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organization and publications through America and Europe. For more information, go to http://www.bobbyhorton.com. http://ow.ly/i/7ngq6

Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will present Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain on Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10. For reservations, go to tennesseevalleytheatre.com or call 423-365-PLAY.

“The hills of Southeast Tennessee are alive with the sound of music. The acoustics of the banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica hover over the landscape like the smoky haze known to float above the region’s mountains and valleys, and voices rise from its waters. Musical roots here are deep, and a new generation of musicians is building upon that foundation.

Carrie Hassler of Pikeville, Tenn., is one of those voices. Her pure vocals launched her into bluegrass stardom in 2006 with the release of the album “Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain” on Rural Rhythm Records; and today, she is one of the region’s leading ladies of bluegrass, with a voice that is often compared to Etta James, Patsy Cline and Alison Krauss. For more information, go to http://www.carriehassler.com http://ow.ly/i/77XWJ

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CASTING CALL! **AUDITIONS** for “Christmas Comes to Detroit Louie” will be held September 15th & 16th from 6-7:30pm. Needed are 15 actors (preferably 7 male & 7 female, 1 flexible.) Also needed are crew of many ages and abilities. Performances are the weeks of December 5-14. This production will also play to regional school children for 3 weekday matinee’s. No experience is required! If you are interested in participating, but are unable to make auditions, please contact Director Chris Beam at (423) 645-5846 or jimbeam71@charter.net. This is a short play (about 1 Hour) so, if you have wanted to get involved, but haven’t yet, this would be a perfect time to start! Join us!


In this rest home-clinic setting on Christmas Eve, a group of people are waiting to see the doctor. Among them are Detroit Louie, the hard-hearted pickpocket; Harry, his dumb, but loyal right-hand man; John and Cara, who have just brought their father to be committed permanently and the Old Man, who refuses to believe his son would do such a thing. Also present are Mrs. Aiken, the hypochondriac, and the Blind Girl, who believes strongly in helping others; and Angel No. 2, who is on probation. She must make this mission count in order to get her wings back. She has permission to grant just one wish in this particular room and it is a very hard decision.


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Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will present Mark Ferguson’s Rock Skool in a concert
on Saturday, September 20, at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10. For reservations call 365-PLAY or online at https://tockify.com/tvt4me
The school is based on the movie, “School of Rock.” In the 2003 film, Jack Black portrays a down-on-his-luck singer and guitarist who mistakenly lands a job as a substitute teacher at a private school and turns a class of uptight, classically trained student musicians into a rock band. Ferguson has a music school in Chattanooga where he teaches guitar, bass, keyboard and drums to kids ages 8-18. For more information go to http://rockskoolchattanooga.com. http://ow.ly/i/6OEse

Tennessee Valley Theatre presents The Cemetery Club, a comedic drama in two acts, on September 5-14, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Cost is $10. For reservations, call (423) 365-PLAY or online at http://www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

The play tells the story of three lifelong widowed friends who bicker and tease, hug and love, misbehave and forgive. Lucille (Anita Hale) is sassy and promiscuous, a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun. Doris (Karen Slikker) is priggish and judgmental, while Ida (Teresa Congioloso) is patient and sweet tempered, but finally ready to begin a new life.
When Sam (Mike Jackson) the butcher enters the picture, Ida is smitten. Uptight, clingy Doris connives with Lucille to squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when their meddling nearly breaks poor Ida ́s heart. These women will touch your heart as you follow the choices they make in their lives. They will not be reduced to being just a “Cemetery Club”.
Directed by Kathy Soja.
Sponsored by Vaughn Funeral Home. http://ow.ly/i/6Ak9o
Pictured seated (l-r) Teresa Congioloso, Anita Hale, Karen Slikker and standing Mike Jackson and Connie Roberts

Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring will present Jason Thomas and the Mean-eyed Cats’
Tribute to the Man in Black on Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10. Reservations can be made online at tennesseevalleytheatre.com or 423-365-PLAY.
Jason Thomas’ tribute to Johnny Cash covers Johnny’s entire career from the Sun Record days in the 50’s, through his most recent recordings on American Recordings. Everyone knows a Johnny Cash song or two and Jason has an arsenal of over 200 Cash tunes in his repertoire, so you’re sure to hear your favorites at any show. It’s like going back in time to “The
Johnny Cash Show” of the 60’s. From the instruments, to the wardrobe, to the sound, the authenticity of Jason Thomas and The Mean-Eyed Cats is impeccable. Johnny Cash’s music has been heard and enjoyed by several generations of music lovers from all walks of life. To have a chance to hear his music live again is truly a wonderful thing! http://www.myspace.com/cashtribute1 http://ow.ly/i/6meGw

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