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!

The CBTS NYC Theatre Trip is back and currently planned for May 2022!


Artists Circle ($2,500-$4,999)

Benefits listed below, plus:
Individual Dinner with a CBT Theatre Artist
One private viewing for two from the Stage Manager
booth for select show

Producer Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)

Benefits listed below, plus:
Invitation to the annual Donor Appreciation Party (tentatively scheduled for March 29, 2022)
VIP+ Parking (any performance night; excludes Lab Theatre productions; first come, first served)*
Reserved Seating+ (any performance night for Carousel and Lab Theatre shows; first come, first served)

Director Circle ($750 – $999)

Benefits listed below, plus:
CBT 1970s-Now Production Video on Commemorative Flash Drive
VIP Parking (excludes Opening Nights and Lab Theatre productions; first come, first served)*
Reserved Seating (for Carousel & Lab Theatre shows; excludes Opening Night; first come, first served)
One personalized behind-the-scenes tour during the 2021/2022 Season
(must be requested one week in advance; subject to availability)

Rising Star ($500 – $749)

Benefits listed below, plus:
Set of CBT postcards
Invitation to the annual NYC Theatre Trip (tentatively scheduled for May 12-15, 2022)
$20 Voucher for Merchandise to be used during the 2021/2022 Season
(only for Rising Star level and above)*

Leading Player ($250 – $499)..

Listing on the CBT website, and in the CBT MainStage & Carousel virtual programs
Invitation to Spring Season Opening Celebration (tentatively scheduled for February 4, 2022)
Invitations to first read-through and design presentations
$10 Voucher for Merchandise card to be used during the 2021/2022 Season
(only for Leading Player level)*

*This benefit affects tax deductibility.
***Benefits are subject to change, cancellation, and/or may be moved to virtual if needed.
We will be following state, industry, and University safety guidelines in the 2021/2022 season.

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CBT Society Members


Charles Brakebill
Drs. Nancy Duckles and Cameron Sears
Pamela and James Given
Drs. John and Terri Hopkins
The Lederer Family
Cynthia Moxley and Alan Carmichael
Townes Osborn and Bob Marquis
Jan and Mary Ann Simek
Sandra K. Stoutt and Dr. Howard Filston
Linda and Terry Tyler


Larry and Jeanie Brakebill
Bobby Brown and Todd Richesin
Peter and Sandra Campbell
Bonnie C. Carroll and Roy Cooper, Jr.
Lisa Carroll
Dr. Jimmy and Ileen Cheek
Brooks and Karen Clark
Christian and Katie Corts
Jane and Kenneth Creed
Drs. Joe and Jayne De Fiore
Dr. Jeffrey and Virginia Eberting
Vickie Ellis and Joe Hoagland
Susan and Kent Farris
Donna Geckler-Solod
Prof. Amy Morris Hess
Julie Howard and Ted Flickinger
John and Susan Hoffman
Susan and Jerry Kornegay
Theresa Lee and Jack Love
Mark Loudermilk
Neil McBride and Maureen Dunn McBride
Art and Marsha Mitchell
Margie Nichols and John Gill
Hei and Stanley Park
Sara A. Phillips
Dr. Lee Riedinger and Mrs. Mary Zuhr
Revs. Susan Sgarlat and Charles Fels
Patsy Roux Sharp
Alice Torbett
Robin C. Turner
Georgiana Vines
Donna and Terry Wertz


Elizabeth Craig
Steve Drevik and Lee Ann Rogers
Donna and Randall Riggs


Diane Humphreys-Barlow and Jack Barlow
Dr. Myrwood and Susan Besozzi
Drs. John T. Bushore and Betsy Haughton
John and Sandra Butler
Jeff and Marilyn Cheek
Dr. Daniel and Moira Ely
Stan and Alison Garner
Tara and Scott Halstead
Christopher and Lauren Herbstritt
Michael Higdon
Adolf and Carol King
Jeffrey and Susan Kovac
Dr. Angela Masini and Mr. Terry Grove
Sheena McCall
Carl and Peggy Pierce
Carol and Jeff Stratton
Pedro Tomás and Roger Roark
Ted and Linda Vallejos
Alexander Waters


Jeff and Laura Allen
Dr. Amy Caponetti
Dr. Christopher and Teri Clark
F. Michael Combs
Katharine Pearson Criss
Drs. LeAnne and John Dougherty
Janice and Stuart Elston
Danielle Ely and Matt Tully
Andrew and Dina Kramer
Dr. Samantha Murphy and Mr. Justin Roby
John North
Meredith Peccolo and James Vaughan
Vladimir Protopopescu
CortneyJo and Calvin Sandidge
Beth and Fred Schultheis
Linda Shahinian
Dr. Steve Smith and Mr. Donald Thorne
Dr. Robert and Pamela Trigiano
Melanie Wood


For questions about your CBT Society membership or benefits, please contact Amanda Middleton at cbtsociety@utk.edu or (865) 974-5654.