From the time Tannis walked into the CBT, his main goal was to design a musical. Starting his third year as a Lighting Design MFA candidate at The University of Tennessee, Tannis Kapell’s wish has been granted with Violet. His previous work  CBT includes: World Premiere of  The Open Hand with Cal MacLean, Of Mice and Men with Paul Barnes, I Am My Own Wife with John Sipes, and Associate Lighting Designer for Titus Andronicus. Previous work in the area includes Annapurna at NC Stage Company in Asheville, NC and several shows with Go! Contemporary Dance at the CBT and downtown.