by Margaret Stolfi, AC Entertainment
The stage is set for another year of Broadway in Knoxville as the Tennessee Theatre announces the 2013-2014 Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre season featuring the Knoxville premiere of JERSEY BOYS, one of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters and winner of the 2006 Tony Award® for Best Musical.
The Broadway at the Tennessee series has continued to flourish each year by bringing premier titles to Knoxville — and the 2013-2014 season is no exception. This season consists of Disney classics, Tony Award® winning favorites and breathtaking, contemporary pieces.
A tale as old as time, DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST returns by popular demand and marks the start of the 2013-2014 season as the romantic, Broadway musical for every generation. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle and classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.
Next up in the series is ELF THE MUSICAL, the modern day Christmas classic that is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF as it follows the tale of everyone’s favorite elf – Buddy! Followed by ELF will be MEMPHIS, a musical that turns up that dial and channels the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee as it follows the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.
January will bring the thrilling musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which gives an inside look at the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. In March we’ll see what all the noise is about, as the explosive, innovative, witty and utterly unique STOMP explodes back on to the Tennessee Theatre stage for a return performance.
The Broadway at the Tennessee 2013-2014 season will close in the most sensational way with JERSEY BOYS. “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history and features electrifying performances of the hits that took them all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and more.
Subscription packages for the series are on sale now! Two packages with 4, 5, and 6 show options are available with up to a 10% discount. Subscriptions purchased via the Tennessee Theatre box office receive reduced service fees, guaranteed same seats for each performance, and free same-show ticket exchanges. Call the box office at 865-684-1200, extension 2 or visit in person on Clinch Avenue.
At the box office patrons can also learn more about the Spotlight Club. The Broadway Spotlight Club is a one of a kind VIP Broadway opportunity where you can meet cast members, mingle with other loyal lovers of Broadway, enjoy great food and drink, and make your evening at the Tennessee Theatre all the more unique. Perfect for cultivating a young new Broadway fan!
The Broadway Spotlight Club package includes premium seating in Price Live 1 for all Package A shows, pre-show receptions, pre-order cocktails ready and waiting for you at intermission, post-show cast parties, private backstage tours and your name listed in the Broadway program. A portion of the price is a tax-deductible gift to the Historic Tennessee Theatre.
More information on the Broadway at the Tennessee 2013-2014 season can be found at www.tennesseetheatre.com.