CBT Society

CBTS logoThe CBT Society has come a ways since its early days. Starting out as the Opening Night Club, this group has evolved into what you see today, including a name change and updated benefits. What hasn’t changed though is the vital investment CBT Society members provide for the Clarence Brown Theatre’s programs and activities, year after year.

Become a member today and make a difference in the next generation of theatre artists!


Artists Circle ($2,500+)

Benefits listed below, plus:

  • Dinner with new Producing Artistic Director
  • One private viewing for two from the Stage Manager booth for select MainStage shows

(excludes Opening Nights; must be requested two weeks in advance.)

Producer Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)

Benefits listed below, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Donor Appreciation Party
  • Reserved Seating for Lab Theatre shows (first come, first served)
  • CBT will donate up to 10 tickets to a non-profit organization of your choice, upon request

(excludes Opening Nights; subject to availability; must be requested two weeks in advance.)

Director Circle ($750 – $999)

Benefits listed below, plus:

  • VIP Parking* (first come, first served)
  • One personalized behind-the-scenes tour during the 2022/2023 Season

(must be requested two week in advance; subject to availability)

Rising Star ($500 – $749)

Benefits listed below, plus:

  • CBT Society tumbler with unlimited refills for the 2022/2023 Season*
  • Pair of complimentary vouchers for a performance during the 2022/2023 Season*

(excludes Opening Nights)

Leading Player ($250 – $499)

  • Listing on the CBT website, and in the CBT MainStage & Lab Theatre virtual programs
  • Invitation to Season Opening Celebration (tentatively scheduled for fall 2022)
  • Invitation to the annual NYC Theatre Trip (tentatively scheduled for spring 2023)
  • Invitation to first read-throughs and design presentations


*All levels are fully tax deductible.
*** Benefits are subject to change, cancellation, and/or may be moved to virtual if needed.
CDC and University of Tennessee guidelines will be adhered. ***

CBT Society Members

Artists Circle

Pamela and James Given
Michael Higdon
The Lederer Family
Theresa Lee and Jacob Love
Mrs. Townes Lavidge Osborn
Linda and Terry Tyler

Producer Circle

Jennifer Banner
Larry and Jeanie Brakebill
Sandra and Peter Campbell
Lisa Carroll
Dr. Jimmy and Ileen Cheek
Steve Drevik
Susan and Kent Farris
Drs. Joe and Jayne De Fiore
Drs. Nancy Duckles and Cameron Sears
Steve Drevik and Le Ann Rogers
Dr. Jeffrey and Virginia Eberting
Vickie Ellis and Joe Hoagland
Prof. Amy Morris Hess
John and Susan Hoffman
Julie Howard and Ted Flickinger
Susan and Jerry Kornegay
Robert and Brenda Madigan
Maureen Dunn McBride and Neil McBride
Mr. Arthur G. Mitchell
Margie Nichols and John Gill
Linda B. Norris
Hei Park
Meredith Peccolo and James Vaughan
Susan Sgarlat
Patricia Roux-Sharp
Jan and Mary Ann Simek
Donna Solod
Donald Thorne
Alice Torbett
Nancy Voith and Kenneth Stark
Donna and Terry Wertz
Wendy and Dale Wortham

Director Circle

Donna and Randall Riggs
Brooks and Karen Clark

Rising Star

Jeff and Laura Allen
Myrwood Besozzi
Will and Rebecca Brewer
Mr. John L. Butler, Sr.
Tara Halstead
Dr. Jeffrey D. Kovac
Dr. Samantha Murphy and Mr. Justin Roby
Sheena McCall
Sarah Phillips

Leading Player

Anne G. Armstrong
Amy Caponetti
Leann and James Dickson
Dr. Stuart B. Elston
Cynthia Gibson
Lyle and Trish Irish
Michael and Nancy Lofaro
John D. North
Vladimir Protopopescu
CortneyJo and Calvin Sandidge
Robert Trigiano
Georgiana Vines
Alexander Oaks Waters


For questions about your CBT Society membership or benefits, please contact us at CBTSociety@utk.edu or call the Shelly Payne at (865) 974-5654.