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!


CBT Society memberships will be available to purchase July 2022.

Artists Circle ($2,500+)

($165 non-deductible)
Benefits listed below, plus:

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


Producer Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)

($165 non-deductible)
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)


Director Circle ($750 – $999)

($165 non-deductible)
Benefits listed below, plus:

  • CBT Society tumbler with unlimited refills for the 2022/2023 Season*
  • VIP Parking* (first come, first served)
  • One personalized behind-the-scenes tour during the 2022/2023 Season (must be requested one week in advance; subject to availability)


Rising Star ($500 – $749)

($105 non-deductible)
Benefits listed below, plus:

  • Set of CBT postcards*
  • Pair of complimentary vouchers for a performance during the 2022/2023 Season* (excludes Opening Nights)
  • $15 Voucher for concessions to be used during the 2022/2023 Season*


Leading Player ($250 – $499)

($0 non-deductible)

  • 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


*Benefit effects tax deductibility.
***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


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
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
John and Susan Hoffman
Julie Howard and Ted Flickinger
Susan and Jerry Kornegay
Theresa Lee and Jack Love
Mark Loudermilk
Neil McBride and Maureen Dunn McBride
Sheena McCall
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
Stan and Rebecca Thomas
Alice Torbett
Robin C. Turner
Georgiana Vines
Nancy Voith and Kenneth Stark
Donna and Terry Wertz


Elizabeth Craig
Steve Drevik and Lee Ann Rogers
Lezah and Burke Pinnell
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
Erica Lyon and Dylan Jones
Dr. Angela Masini and Mr. Terry Grove
Carl and Peggy Pierce
Carol and Jeff Stratton
Pedro Tomás and Roger Roark
Ted and Linda Vallejos
Alexander Waters


Jeff and Laura Allen
David and Marilyn Brandes
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
Dennis and Kathleen Hayward
Lyle and Trish Irish
Andrew and Dina Kramer
Dr. Charles L. Mitchell
Virginia and William Morrow
Dr. Samantha Murphy and Mr. Justin Roby
John North
Meredith Peccolo and James Vaughan
Vladimir Protopopescu
Casey Sams and Kenton Yeager
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 us at cbt@utk.edu or call the Box Office at (865) 974-5161.