2021/2022 Season

Season tickets are currently on sale to our 2019/2020 subscribers and 50th anniversary members.

For renewing subscribers, please refer to your CBT e-blast, or contact our Box Office at box_office@utk.edu or (865) 974-5161.

(Note: Our Box Office staff is only available via phone or email between Noon-5pm, Monday-Friday. No in-person walk-ups at this time.)

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by Kate Buckley

November 24 – December 18  |  CBT MainStage

“A brand new production of our favorite holiday tradition!”

We are absolutely thrilled that — after such a long time apart — we are opening our season with this meaningful classic!

Join us to witness Scrooge’s life-changing journey as members of our resident company perform Dickens’ moving Christmas story of love and redemption.

Single tickets on sale November 2.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by John Sipes

February 2 – 20  |  CBT MainStage

“A Broadway smash hit and spectacular, atypical mystery.”

Christopher, an extraordinary young man, discovers the slain body of his neighbor’s dog. Determined to find the killer, he embarks on his first-ever excursion, carefully following the evidence wherever it leads him.  His detective work takes the young hero on an exciting journey brimming with adventure and discovery that ultimately transforms his world.

Single tickets on sale January 11.

Blood at the Root

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Tracey Copeland Halter

March 4 – 13  |  Lab Theatre

“I can ruin your life with a stroke of my pen.”

A Black high school student sits under a tree seemingly reserved for whites.  The next day, three nooses appear on the tree.  A few weeks later, a fight erupts. The Black students are charged with attempted murder.  Inspired by the true story of the Jena 6, racial double standards and inequality in the criminal justice system are explored in this contemporary drama from the playwright of Detroit ’67.

This production contains adult content.

Single tickets on sale February 8.

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Casey Sams

March 23 – April 10  |  Carousel Theatre

“Dungeons & Dragons… and more… come to life in this adventure-filled story about sisterhood and acceptance.”

Agnes, the “average” sister, discovers a fantasy gaming notebook written by Tilly, her “anything-but-average” sister, that offers unexpected clues into her sister’s life.  Determined to know Tilly better, Agnes enters the raucously imaginative world of Dungeons & Dragons…and discovers things she’d never imagined.

Single tickets on sale February 22.

Always...Patsy Cline

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
– Based on a true story
Directed by Lianne Kressin

April 20 – May 15  |  CBT MainStage

Crazy good!

Back by popular demand after a sold-out run in 2003, this fabulous musical is based on the true story of Patsy’s long friendship with fan, Louise Seger, and features 27 classic songs including Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Back in Baby’s Arms.

Teresa Williams returns as Patsy and Dale Dickey performs the role of Louise!

Single tickets on sale March 31.